Yesha Callahan

Janet Jackson: Slaying Heauxs Since 1982

Last night, watching the season finale of American Idol was the farthest thing from my mind until I saw a tweet stating that Janet Jackson was making a surprise appearance. Immediately I turned the tv on and hoped I hadn’t missed her performance.  3/4ths into the show, I thought somebody must have lied, because my ears were verbally assaulted by past idols covering songs by some of my favorites artists, like the Doobie Brothers, Chicago and Christina Aguilera. So because I gave up, I started flipping through the other channels during one of the American Idol commercial breaks. When I finally found my way back to American Idol, once again another song was being butchered, this time it was Janet Jackson’s “Again”. Did they know how sacred the song is? Apparently not, because they picked some of the worst voices to attempt to sing it. Lo’behold (or however that word is spelled, I’m too lazy to check), Janet Jackson appeared on stage, looking like the Black Elvira, and impeccably amazing at the same time!

Now, I will be the first to admit, there are many times when I don’t understand one word Janet Jackson is singing, because of her wispy voice, but during her performance of “Nothing”, I was too mesmerized by her make-up and the outfit to even care.

I was in awe with Janet’s make-up and her slicked back hair style. One thing Janet Jackson has managed to maintain during her musical career is her classy style. Unlike the Gaga’s, Beyonces & Rihannas of today’s music, I have yet to see Janet Jackson walking around in what looks like underwear during any of her performances (onesies are for babies people!).  Although her style has evolved throughout the years, she’s never had to rely on being ‘risque’ when it comes to her wardrobe (well minus Justin Timberlake enabled wardrobe malfunctions).

I’ve never had the opportunity to see Janet Jackson perform live, but I’m definitely going to try to make this years Essence Festival, after hearing that she’s one of the headliners.  So to the other half naked R&B/Pop chicks out there, let Janet teach y’all something about style and integrity when it comes to fashion & performing.

  1. May 27, 2010 - Reply

    Ok, that was not a onsie. It was a jumpsuit thank you. Now I loved the “Busta Beat” that was added. Still a class act.

    • May 27, 2010 - Reply

      @Tonia

      I didn’t say she wore a onesie! Believe me, I own about 10 jumpsuits, so I know lol
      Onesies/cut off leotards are what Beyonce & them wear…

  2. May 27, 2010 - Reply

    I loved seeing Janet last night and you’re right, she looked amazing!

  3. May 27, 2010 - Reply

    A) I haven’t watched AI since Reuben won/lost. B) I did catch Janet on YT last night & she looks fucking AWESOME. her singing still leaves much to be desired. But I guess we don;t love Janet for her classic vocal stylings.

  4. May 27, 2010 - Reply

    C) I like Janet’s Hottentot-esque situation in that cat/jumpsuit

    • May 27, 2010 - Reply

      @Tafari

      did you see her ass! wow! the waist/ass ratio..something i’m working on lol!
      ok..so I was like “YT”= ‘whitey’…I’m like how is this negreaux watching Janet on white people? (u like the spelling of negreaux huh?)
      Like I said, half the time I don’t the words, but then again, I can say the same about MJ lol

      • May 27, 2010 - Reply

        @[flahy] [blak] [chik]

        YT = You Tube Negreaux! If this was a racial matter then YT would have stood for whitey as in a George Jefferson move. Haha!

      • May 27, 2010 - Reply

        @[flahy] [blak] [chik]

        Did I see that ASS!? GAWD DAMN!!!!

      • May 28, 2010 - Reply

        @[flahy] [blak] [chik]

        Girl you is crazay! The ass to waist ratio! That’s a good one and of course Imma take with me! Janet’s cool points have skyrocketed with me! In terms of her short hair style, she’s looking haute! And her makeup is cool too! I didnt see her performance tho, because I dont watch American Idol or none of that stuff. But I do watch YouTube!

  5. May 27, 2010 - Reply

    Owwwwww! I jumped up when Janet came on!

  6. May 27, 2010 - Reply

    I ain’t watch not ONE episode of American Idol until last night when I heard she was on. I missed her singing “Nothing” bu what I DID see, I LOVED it. I’ve been staning for Janet since I hit puberty. Of course, I love her music…but dammit, she’s a FOX. I’ve staned for Michael since I was in Diapers but Janet was my first celeb crush. Them Jacksons just got talent out the ASS. Janet makin’ 44 look like the new 20!!
    And it’s funny you mentioned The Chicks of TODAY because I was on Twitter last night and some dumbasses was sayin’ that Janet was bittin’ the style of Rihanna and Beyoncé last night. *Blank Stare*. You know they had to be some dillusion stans of theres. As much as I love Beyoncé and Rihanna (some of the time), Janet was the ORIGINAL Naughty Girl and they’ll tell you that shit. Janet don’t need to bite NOBODIES style of Today because she INVENTED that shit. Got Drawls older than these bitches.

  7. May 27, 2010 - Reply

    le sigh… I missed it… I have to YouTube it tonight!

  8. May 27, 2010 - Reply

    I can’t believe that Lee won. Best wishes to him!

  9. May 29, 2010 - Reply

    janet killed it

  10. May 31, 2010 - Reply

    I agree–Janet was simply beautiful!

  11. June 2, 2010 - Reply

    Janet is and will always be the truth when it comes to aesthetics and entertainment. She may not be a phenomenal singer but she’s visually captivating and titillating in what she wears and how she moves. I wish more folks would take some cues from her rather than fail at biting her style…

  12. June 2, 2010 - Reply

    WELL…There was that ONE time, Janet was half nakee on the front of I think it was, Vibe? With her then has-been’s hands on her chesticles…just saying. LOL
    I love me some Janet. I did miss it *zoinks* but, I’mma hit the play button. And Janet has ALWAYS been a class act…even when she WAS being risque. She’s just got this “thing” that a lot of these chicks are missing…oh, I know…dignity. There ya go. She’s a beast with her craft.
    And STOP hating on the onesies damnit. Shit, Mike had a gold one one…remember? lol
    **lo and behold is the term you were searching for…and I love the spelling of negreaux! LOL

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