Janet Jackson has responded to messages of support from fans, posting an emotional video in the wake of Justin Timberlake’s apology to her.
It’s been an interesting week (to say the least) for anyone who has been following the Britney conservatorship drama, which ties into a public apology from Justin Timberlake to Spears after some argued it was well overdue.
It’s important not to forget the other woman who faced scrutiny by the media for her actions with Justin Timberlake, that being one Janet Jackson and the infamous Super Bowl half-time show. Timberlake removed her outfit exposing her breast, and while Timberlake came out relatively unscathed, Jackson’s career declined from then on.
Now Janet Jackson has weighed in on the backlash from Timberlake’s actions, although she does not address his apology directly.
On her Twitter page, she simply captioned the video with “Thank u.”
Speaking directly to the camera, Jackson wears a mask, but there’s a hint of a smile as she expresses her gratitude for the support she has received.
“I was at home just the other day by myself and I began to cry,” said Jackson. “I was crying because I was so thankful for all that God has blessed me with, all that he has given me. I’m so thankful for Him being in my life. And I am so thankful for all of you being in my life,” she said.
She then concluded.
“And I want to thank all of you for making ‘Control’ number one once again after 35 years. I never, never in a million years, I would never think that this would happen. I really appreciate you and I love you so, so much. Thank you.”
It’s a relief that the 35th anniversary of ‘Control’ has not been overshadowed by the recent events in Jackson’s life. The third studio album from the singer featured hit singles “The Pleasure Principle” and “What Have You Done for Me Lately.”