Janet Jackson says there's proof that her brother, Michael Jackson's legacy "will continue." The singer says this in spite of the recent scandal that's threatening to taint her brother's honor.
Janet Jackson isn’t worried about her brother, Michael Jackson’s name being tainted by recent claims against him. In fact, the singer says his legacy will live on in spite of this.
Jackson opened up to The Sunday Times about her thoughts regarding her late brother’s legacy in light of the scandal involving the documentary “Leaving Neverland.” The scathing film released earlier this year shed light on the plight of two of Michael’s alleged sexual abuse victims, Wade Robson and James Safechuck. It drew in a wave of controversy following its release and questioned the singer’s credibility as many were moved to believe the two men who came forward to tell their story.
Janet supported her brother when he went on trial for child molestation charges and denied accusations against him.
These sexual abuse allegations go way back when Michael was still alive. In fact, Janet supported her brother when he went on trial for child molestation charges and denied accusations against him. She also recorded a duet with him on his album, “Scream” which called out the media’s coverage of the allegations.
“It will continue,” she [Janet] says of Michael’s legacy and shares proof of this in the way people continue to appreciate the iconic singer and his music to this day.
Michael Jackson arriving at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse on the 19th day of his child molestation trial on March 24, 2005. | Source: Getty Images
Today, Janet believes no amount of scandal surrounding his brother would erase the fact that he was and continues to be a strong force in the music industry.
“It will continue,” she says of Michael’s legacy and shares proof of this in the way people continue to appreciate the iconic singer and his music to this day. “I love it when I see kids emulating him, when adults still listen to his music," Janet says.
“I hope I’m not sounding arrogant in any way. I’m just stating what is. It’s really all God’s doing.
Michael Jackson performing "Heal the World" during the 1993 Pasadena, California, Super Bowl XXVII halftime show. | Source: Getty Images
Janet adds it’s not just Michael who’s had a great impact all over the world but her family too.
“It just lets you know the impact that my family has had on the world. I hope I’m not sounding arrogant in any way. I’m just stating what is. It’s really all God’s doing, and I’m just thankful for that.”
“My father saw a way out for his children. A better life. And thank God for that.”
Janet and her siblings were all raised by their father, Joseph Jackson to build careers around music. The youngest of ten siblings said her father rejected her plans to take up business in college because he knew she had talent in music. For Joseph, Janet says music was a way to keep his children out of the streets and looking back, Janet is grateful he led them to the right direction.
“My father saw a way out for his children. A better life. And thank God for that,” she said.
Janet has every reason to be grateful to her father for her career. She’s been singing since she was seven and now that she’s 53 and a mother of a two-year-old, she still entertains audiences with her trademark brand of energy. In fact, she recently debuted her Las Vegas residency to a sold-out audience. Since then, she’s had the likes of Beyonce watching her show.
Much like her brother, Janet’s reign continues and we have no doubt, her star will continue to shine just like Michael’s still does after death.
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