A spokesman Janet Jackson’s record label at Virgin spoke with The New York Daily News about the singer’s just released ‘Damita Jo’ album cover, showing her wearing only low-rise jeans, with her arms wrapped around her shadow-bathed breasts. “She just wanted a simple and youthful picture that she felt people would like,” the spokesman explained. “It’s beautiful, soft. So far, fans love it. The Web sites have been going crazy.” As for other images that will be included with the album artwork, the rep said, “They’re still working on the package, but they wanted to approve the cover first.” ‘Damita Jo’ is due out March 30th.
Janet Jackson To Write Song About Breast Flash?
February 10, 2004 – Producer Jimmy Jam tells Jane Stevenson of the Toronto Sun there’s a good chance the fury over Janet’s Super Bowl breast flash will make its way into a song on her new album, ‘Damita Jo’, due in stores March 30th. “I don’t know whether it will or not,” Jam said over Grammy weekend. “But I have a feeling it probably will, because kind of whatever’s happening in her life tends to be what she writes about. As we’re finishing up these last four or five songs, you never know — something may slip in there. It’d be kind of interesting to see what her feeling is about it.”
Justin Ripped For Abandoning Janet And Urban Fans
February 10, 2004 – Rafer Guzmán of Newsday profiled the fallout *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake has received not only for exposing the breast of Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl, but the subsequent backlash from the urban community for trying to portray himself as the victim, leaving Janet to shoulder the blame. “It doesn’t take a genius to notice that he pays homage to a lot of African-American singing greats,” says Miss Info, a morning-show host on New York’s Hot 97. Erik Parker, music editor at Vibe says, “When that audience feels betrayed or exploited, there’s going to be some type of repercussions.”