Jermaine Jackson Talks Janet Jackson’s Pregnancy: She’ll Be a ‘Strict’ Mother

The 61-year-old former Jackson 5 star spoke to Us Weekly at the Thursday, May 12, Power Up Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. And he couldn’t contain his excitement at the news that his baby sister Janet, 49, was finally going to become a mother.

“My sister Janet is my baby. She is fine but she’s having a baby,” he said. “A baby having a baby. We look at her like our little baby. And now she’s grown-up and she’s having a baby. I’m proud to be an uncle and I can’t wait to see how this baby is going to look,” he said.

“She is feeling fine. Oh, my God! Janet loves to eat. I really don’t know what she’s craving, but I do know that she likes to eat!” he said.

And the future uncle has no doubt that the “Rhythm Nation” singer will be an awesome mother. “She’ll be a great mother because she is very tough, very strict,” he revealed. “I tell her, ‘If you need any parenting skills or any baby skills, let me know, because I’m the best diaper-changer there is on this planet, still to this day.'”

And it’s not just Jermaine who’s looking forward to meeting Janet’s new bundle of joy. Their late brother Michael Jackson’s kids are delighted about their future cousin too.

“Oh, yeah. Yeah!” the singer replied when asked whether Paris, Prince and Blanket were excited, before he was pulled away by his wife.

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What’s the difference between working with Prince and Michael Jackson? Spike Lee explains

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Last night at the SVA Theater in New York City, legendary director Spike Lee broke down the music he has used in his 30 year directorial career as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival. He made sure the music videos he directed were referred to as short films. While showing scenes from his extensive canon, Lee’s stories of making short films with the late Prince and Michael Jackson revealed a vastly different working relationship with the two than previously known.

Lee directed Prince’s Money Don’t Matter 2 Night, from the late singer’s 1991 album Diamonds and Pearls, after receiving a surprise phone call from the Purple Rain singer. According to Lee, he never showed Prince a treatment or script for the music video, for a reason that would define their working relationship: Prince didn’t intend to be in the video. “We really didn’t work together,” Lee began with a business-like tone to his voice. “We worked together, but it wasn’t like we were in the same room.”

Prince became a bit more hands-on in later years, most notably in his contribution to the soundtrack of Lee’s 1996 film Girl 6. After presenting Prince with the script, the artist was fully committed to contributing, but not necessarily collaborating. “He wrote the title track for Girl 6. Then he said ‘go through my catalog and use any song you want.’”

Whereas Lee spoke very respectfully about Prince, his eyes lit up and his voice became noticeably more animated recounting the extensive story of working on the short film for Jackson’s They Don’t Really Care About Us single, from his 1995 album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. “I told him I live in Fort Greene. This is before gentrification. He said ‘I’ll come to Fort Greene.” The next day, the King of Pop was in Lee’s home at 180 Washington Park, playing songs from his new album and blessing Lee’s then one year old daughter, Satchel Lee.

The true extent of Jackson’s willingness to collaborate was evident when the pair began filming the short film in Brazil. The song, They Don’t Really Care About Us features synthesized drums, but Lee told Jackson “there’s no use going to Brazil and not record the drums.” So, Lee told him they would lay the drums from famed Brazilian drum group Oludom over the synth drums in the final video mix. “You’ll see there comes a point when the song is over and Oludom is still going.” He yelled cut, but Mike gave him a look that Lee knew meant “keep that shit going.”

Jackson also had no complaints about filming in “the most notorious favela” in Brazil, according to Lee. “It took a week before the Brazilian government would give Mike a Visa. They didn’t want him in Brazil,” Lee said, referring to Rio officials opposed to the filming.

Lee’s assistant producer Kátia Lund helped ensure Jackson’s safety by speaking with an unnamed leader in the favela, who was a huge Michael Jackson fan. “He said ‘You could put a million dollars in the middle of the square and I bet you my life no one is going to touch it.’ That’s how we were able to shoot at this place.” According to Lee, Lund made a deeper connection with the locals, which inspired her to film the the critically acclaimed City of God.

As the night winded down, Lee called They Don’t Really Care About Us “one of my most important things I did” in his illustrious career with a warm tone of voice usually reserved for describing their children. He later answered questions from the audience and stated he needs to find a place for more Prince music in his films.

Spike Lee worked with Prince. He created with Michael Jackson.

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‘Slow Suicide’? Died Excruciating Death

Autopsy report reveals mysterious meds in Dr. Arnold Klein’s system.

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The alleged father of the late “King of Pop” Michael Jackson‘s children Prince and Paris died after suffering in excruciating pain, reveals a shocking coroner’s report obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com.

Dr. Arnold Klein, who passed away in California on Oct. 22, 2015, was taking a cocktail of medications beyond what his doctor had prescribed to treat his depression, anxiety, panic attacks and other issues.

READ THE CORONER’S REPORT

“Eight meds over the three or four his doctor prescribed were found in his system,” an insider told Radar. “Who wrote the prescriptions, who gave him those medications and what was the purpose?”

The coroner noted 70-year-old Klein’s body contained diazepam, also known as valium, in addition to chemical byproducts of a drug used to produce a reduction in anxiety, loss of consciousness and memory loss by anesthesiologists during surgery.

The coroner also noted the extreme physical deterioration of Klein’s body. The doctor had multiple irregular scars on his arms and legs, as well as a hole in his bowel, a side-effect of multiple drug interactions which caused excrement to seep into his stomach. “The pain was just insufferable,” the insider told Radar.

“Was there no one there to say look you’re in such excruciating pain we need to call an ambulance? No. He suffered for four days in excruciating pain so finally 911 was called — and who called? He was the one!” blasted the insider. “Where are these people [who were supposed to care about Dr. Klein] when this guy was suffering for four days?”

Tragically, Klein died after he had a heart attack while waiting for help in a Palm Springs medical facility.

Man in the Mirror – Viola Cover

17 year old Jeremy Green pays tribute to Michael Jackson for his birthday and calls out society to “make a change”. WATCH this amazing video of him PLAYING HISVIOLA TO PERFECTION, song: “Man In The Mirror”

Jeremy wants to bring attention to his instrument, the viola, which is overshadowed by the violin. His main goal is to be an inspiration to other kids who want to learn an instrument and to hopefully inspire schools to bring back music programs into their curriculum.

Janet Jackson Pregnancy: ‘All For You’ Singer Postponed ‘Unbreakable’ Tour To Plan Family

Janet Jackson revealed in a Twitter message that her “Unbreakable” tour would have to suffer from delays because she will be planning her family.

Though Jackson didn’t expressly say that she is pregnant, many can’t help but wonder if the real reason behind the postponement is a bun in the oven.

The 49-year-old singer has already finished her first leg of the tour, but unexpected family changes, involving her husband, Wissam Al Mana, 41, would cost her to delay the tour.People reported that it was Jackson herself who announced the postponement of the tour’s second leg in a video message.

Jackson attributed the delay to a “sudden change.” She clarified: “I thought it was important that you be the first to know. My husband and I are planning our family. So I’m going to have to delay the tour.”

A message from Janet…https://t.co/KrzYZ4eyvD

– Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) April 6, 2016

Reuters reported that Jackson was asking fans to understand why there was a necessity for her to delay the tour. She said she had to rest up as it was doctor’s orders. Since there was no confirmation as to the status of her health, Jackson’s pregnancy rumors abound. Some speculations included that the singer was planning to adopt or she just needed the rest to conceive.

Health reasons like suffering from cancer also surfaced after Jackson made the announcement.

One can’t help but recall how her “Unbreakable” world tour was also delayed in December due to a surgery, which gave rise to cancer rumors.

Aside from the announcement, Jackson also reiterated in the video how she loves her fans. She thanked them for their undying love and loyalty which meant so much to the singer. She added that she truly appreciates her fans, who have been with her “every step of the way.”

Jackson is the youngest sibling of Michael Jackson. Wissam Al Mana is her third husband, whom she married in 2012.

Paris Jackson celebrates 18th birthday with a kiss from her 26-year-old drummer boyfriend Michael Snoddy

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The late Michael Jackson’s only daughter Paris celebrated her 18th birthday Sunday with a kiss from her new boyfriend Michael Snoddy.

The 26-year-old mohawked drummer is the privileged heiress’ first beau since splitting with Chester Castellaw in December.

It’s likely that the 5ft9in millennial met the Virginia-born musician – who reportedly sports a Confederate flag tattoo – at one of her AA meetings.

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