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Janet Jackson Still Finds It Hard to Listen to Michael Jackson's Music

April 01, 2010 09:47:46 GMT

Following the death of her brother Michael Jackson in June 2009, Janet Jackson reveals that she still can't listen to the King of Pop's music or even see his picture.


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Janet Jackson is still struggling to come to terms with the death of her brother Michael Jackson and refuses to listen to his music, nine months after the King of Pop's tragic passing. The R&B superstar was left devastated when her beloved brother suffered a fatal cardiac arrest in June 2009 and she subsequently shunned all media coverage in a bid to grieve in peace.

And the singer/actress confesses she has been avoiding all of Michael's songs because it's too painful to hear his voice or see his face in photos. She tells People magazine, "I couldn't listen to my brother's music. That's still hard for me to do. Or to see a picture."

Her grief aside, Janet Jackson has recently been named the headliner of this summer's Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is set to close the opening night of the weekend event on July 2 which will also become her first full performance since Michael Jackson's death.


 




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posted by lilka on Apr 15, 2010
the person who has written the most on the page stop that !! ok leave her alone you are obsessed
posted by heena on Apr 11, 2010
Dnt wori Janet, we are with you and we can feel your pain. Be strong sweetheart. Love you MJ you are the best. Rest in peace.
posted by GRETCHEN on Apr 10, 2010
I FEEL you, Janet. Stay strong and keep your sanity and in this way honor your dear brother and family.
posted by crusindeb on Apr 02, 2010
I think it is shameful for Janet to talk about Michael's alleged addiction, geez to Oprah no less, without being specific as to what drugs he was taking and why he was taking them! If Michael were my brother I would be defending him by stating FACT and TRUTH to the media, not heresay for the sake of airtime and ratings. Michael was not a drug addict, his addiction to prescription medications were for specific reasons and understandably so as he lived his life under relentless scrutiny. FACT is the autopsy showed NO DRUGS in Michael's body other than for pain and nerves, so why is Janet making statements that alude to Michael being a drug addict? When anyone in the Jackson family speaks about this subject to the media they should be forthright and explicitly clear instead of feeding further into the speculation and rumours circulating. Dear Michael is being disrespected even in death. I am disappointed in Janet. I'm also curious as to why in 2001 Janet felt ill when Michael was taken to the hospital, yet in 2009 she felt nothing? Janet told Oprah in a 2001 interview how she has a special connection to Michael and that while she was working, she felt suddenly ill before finding out Michael was taken to the hospital. Well....how come in 2009 there was no longer that same connection to him? Janet didn't feel her brother's distress that fateful day? Strange. I say all of this with L.O.V.E. and am sympathetic towards the entire Jackson family. I can't help but be confused with all the inconsistencies and contradictions said by family members since Michael's stated death. I pray one day TRUTH prevails. God Bless us one and all. LOVEU Michael....forever in my heart and prayers.
posted by ebenezer coffie on Apr 01, 2010
oh dont worry girl and pls take heart to listen to ur late bro music plss

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