“I grew up competitive. We even grew up like that as brothers and sisters, but it’s a healthy competition. It keeps me going. It keeps me moving the way music and other things do,” Janet says.
Janet and Kelis party at Jermaine Dupri’s Grammy bash.
Janet and Rihanna are all glam at Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy party last month.
“There were people before me who helped make it a lot easier for myself, like Diana Ross, Eartha Kitt and Lena Horne. I did things to try to make it better for those coming up behind me so it wouldn’t be as difficult,” Janet says.
Janet and Jermaine Dupri are partners in love and business.
Janet graces the cover of her latest release, Discipline.
“Even though I do feel there’s room for everyone as long as I’m first—no, I’m just kidding! [Laughs].”
Janet works the red carpet with writer-director-actor Tyler Perry and record exec Antonio “L.A.” Reid at the Why Did I Get Married? premiere.
Janet with fellow castmates of Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?
Janet’s character is demure in one of the final scenes of from Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?
“When I first joined Virgin Records we connected and spent a lot of time together similar to a family. Then, a lot of people left. At that point it was time for me to move on and I did,” she says.
Janet struts her stuff in 1985.
“Discipline has always been a part of me. When I started to perform onstage with my brothers and sisters, I would do my own hair,” she says.