Sal Cinquemani of slant magazine reviewed Janet Jackson’s new album ‘Damita Jo’, giving it 3 out of 5 stars. Cinquemani writes, “At some point during the afterglow of adolescent sexual discovery (you know, those first few minutes after cumming), most people realize that there are more important things in life than getting off. For Janet, that moment has yet to come—or, like Marvin Gaye, she got it backward, and she’s spent the remainder of her career searching for, publicly relishing, reflecting on, and then lamenting one giant, decade-long orgasm. Which leads us to ‘Damita Jo’, a reference to Janet’s middle name and the alter-ego that presides over the disc’s 22 tracks.” Read more.
Janet Jackson Opens Up About Super Bowl Breast Flash
April 16, 2004 – Janet Jackson has been mum about her Super Bowl breast flash but opened up a bit in an interview with In Touch Weekly magazine. Jackson again insisted the incident was an accident and explained her elaborate nipple ornament saying: “Piercings are my thing. They were not really meant to be shared with the outside world. I felt so awful once the show was over, but I just felt it was my personal morification I had to deal with.” She quickly found out later, at her hotel room, it was much more than a personal embarrassment. “I was staying in a hotel with my friend,” Jackson recalled. “I went to her room, and she put her arms ’round me and told me not to worry. Then she flicked the TV on and there was a man on the news saying Janet Jackson was going to be arrested for indecency at the Super Bowl. I couldn’t believe it. It was like being in a nightmare. That was the first moment it hit me that this thing had really kicked off.”
Janet’s Jackson Family Loyalty
April 15, 2004 – A source at Janet’s record company revealed to popbitch.com that Janet has always been ultra-loyal to her family. Back when she was just a teenager starring in ‘Different Strokes’, she discovered her father Joseph was cheating on her mother Kathryn. Janet found out who the mistress was, paid a visit to her hotel and “beat the sh** out of her.”