Janet Jackson Says Jokes Made By Her Brother About Her Weight “Would Hurt”

Janet Jackson is putting everything on the table in her new documentary… even family business!

With the icon’s highly anticipated documentary “Janet” just days away, the 55-year-old sheds light on her personal life with details on her relationship with fellow superstar brother, the late Michael Jackson.

When the subject of her struggles with weight arouse, the “That’s The Way Love Goes” singer says that oftentimes her weight would fluctuate and her older brother would poke fun about her size.

“There were times when Mike used to tease me and call me names,” Janet recalled. “Pig, horse, slut, or hog cow…He would laugh about it, and I’d laugh too, but then there was somewhere down inside that it would hurt. When somebody says you’re too heavy it affects you.”

She further explained that her issues with weight began at the tend age of 11 when she was cast for the role of Penny on the hit sitcom, “Good Times.”

“I did ‘Good Times’ and that’s the beginning of having weight issues and the way I looked at myself,” she shared. “I was developing at a very young age and I started getting a chest and they would bing it so I would look more flat-chested.”

Furthermore, she notes that her emotional eating habits have had a long-term effect on her.

“I’m an emotional eater, so when I get stressed or something is really bothering me, it comforts me,” she continued.

Shot over a span of five years, “Janet,” is a two-part docu-series that sheds light on the intimate details of Janet Jackson’s life including career highs and lows, weight issues, and even discusses her late brother Micahel Jackson and how his legal troubles and the molestation accusations against him played a role in her own career.


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“Janet” premieres Friday, January 28th at 8/7con A&E and Lifetime.

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