Janet Jackson paid tribute to her late brother, Michael Jackson, by shooting a video very similar to the one the King of Pop did for his song “Remember the Time.”
In Janet’s video, she appeared sitting on a throne portraying the queen who judged the entertainers who performed for her, just like the Somali-American model Iman did in Michael’s video from 1992.
King Bach played the first dancer who appeared in the video, who the queen Janet later rejected. Right after him, the Instagram star Kwaylon Rogers and a couple of girls danced for Janet, who approved his performance.
As TMZ reported, the one-minute, 11-second clip was a clear way to honor Michael, as it was released on August 29, the same day the King of Pop would have turned 60.
HOW DID THIS PROJECT WAS DONE?
TMZ added that Janet and Kwaylon met at the Billboard Awards ceremony in 2018 and, later, they discussed the idea of remaking Michael’s hit video.
The original 9-minute clip released in 1992 showed Iman as the queen, Eddie Murphy as his King, Magic Johnson as one of the couple’s servants, and Michael as the last person who performed for them.
MICHAEL’S TRAGIC PASSING
The King of Pop was found dead in June 2009 at his Holmby Hills home under mysterious circumstances. After investigating for a couple of days, it was revealed that he went into cardiac arrest.
His then-doctor, Conrad Murray, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. However, he always considered he didn’t play a significant role in his patient’s death.
JOE JACKSON ALSO PASSED AWAY IN JUNE
As Celebritist previously reported, Joe Jackson, the father of Michael and Janet, died on June 27, 2018. He had been hospitalized in early June to try to save his life, but he ultimately succumbed to pancreatic cancer.
During Janet Jackson’s acceptance speech of the Impact Award at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards, she shared touching words about her father.
“(…) If I have been fortunate enough to impact others it is only because I, myself, have been greatly impacted by positive people in my life. My mother nourished me with the most extravagant love imaginable, my father, my incredible father, drove me to be the best that I can," she said.