Janet No Longer A Virgin…

Janet Recording artist that is. Rumors had been swirling for months that Janet would leave Virgin Records and follow her beau, Jermaine Dupri, to Island Def Jam where is the VP or the urban division. News of Janet’s departure from her long time record label came as no surprise to her fans but few, if any, think Def Jam is the best place for her to be. I personally am just a bit disappointed because this means Jermaine will have even more control over Janet’s music and quite honestly, I just don’t think he is the best producer for her to work with. But you can’t tell a woman in love anything and thus Janet will have to learn the hard way that you shouldn’t always mix business with pleasure.

I wish her luck with the new album but I’m lacking the enthusiasm that I would have had if Janet had’ve used her head and not her heart when chssoing a new record label. Def Jam has Rihanna and Mariah already. They don’t need another diva, much less an aging one with two failed records under her belt. I just don’t see IDJ giving Janet the time, attention and promotion a star of her caliber deserves.

16 Comments

  1. I love Janet Jackson.

    But, Janet Jackson needs to take lessons from Madonna and learn to re-invent herself to mature with her music and her age. She needs to realize that her days of making bubblegum pop music are gone. She doesn’t have to prove anything; she has her place in music history. It is time for her to grow and evolve.

    :brownsista:

  2. Actually, I think Janet did quite a bit of re-inventing. I don’t know if you heard her last album, but she certainly isn’t bubble gum with her fresh mouth 😆 How ever I don’t agree that IDJ is the way for her to go. Look at Chrisette Michele, I like her a lot and TO ME, she is the most talented on that label and she STILL didin’t get promoted well. I hope things look up for Janet, I still think she has time to regain her crown.

  3. And Chey, the saddest part is that her music was more mature and significant when she was younger. Now it’s like WTF is she doing? And why does that woman work with Nelly or Khia of alllll people? Tell JD that you love him with all your hear but he needs to stick with Bow Wow when it comes to producing, get some sense and surround yourself with a serious team of musicians. Enough is enough!

  4. I don’t think JD will be doing a lot on Janet’s new album cuz he said it’s all L.A. Reid’s project. We might be suprised how this partnership works. One thing I do know…I wish Janet hurry up TOUR! :dance:

  5. Personally, I like Janet and always have. I hope that this is a good move for her, but I’m afraid the younger generation (the ones buying the music) are just not as into her as my generation. My daughter, 14 years old, don’t really like Janet’s music and neither does my son. They are more into Ciara, Rhianna, and other younger artist. I’m not saying that she should apppeal to every generation out there, but to them she looks ridiculous showing her tits. I can only speak on my teenagers and they tend to indentify with other artist. Janet and I are the same age, so naturally I think she’s the best, so I hope her music can speak for itself. Yes, I am a bit tired of seeing her tits, so hopefully she can evolve from that moment in time. I hope she doesn’t get stuck in her own time-capsel. I know that IDJ will do all they can to promote her ver hard, I just hope they are more careful. Her weight is a bit of a joke nowdays. I think she should win an award for gaining the most weight in what, about 2months. That is some serious eating.

  6. GOOD FOR HER!

    Janet may be older but she’s not old. She need to get it poppin and reinvent herself (Like she usually does) and SHUT the GAME DOWN!

    I love Janet and I wish the best for her!!!!!!!

  7. I love and i have respect for janet and like terry said she doesnt appeal this generation that much kids and teenagers now listen to people they feel close to people they would like to ressemble when they grow up
    And sometimes these people have a real slutty like behavior but anyway jaet is not stupid and i believe she knows what she is doing
    ps:She migth be getting old but none of them little brats out there can put up a show like her she is a REAL dancer

  8. She’s not signed to Def Jam, it’s Island Records. And LA Reid is overseeing her new project. JD said himself that he will not anything to do with it.

  9. [quote comment=”10497″]I love and i have respect for janet and like terry said she doesnt appeal this generation that much kids and teenagers now listen to people they feel close to people they would like to ressemble when they grow up
    And sometimes these people have a real slutty like behavior but anyway jaet is not stupid and i believe she knows what she is doing
    ps:She migth be getting old but none of them little brats out there can put up a show like her she is a REAL dancer[/quote]

    Like I said she need to come back and SHUT IT DOWN.

    I think she can. Look at Madanna!!! Still SHutting it down. Janet got it in her to expand to the young generation. Hell if R. Kelly can, why can she!!! LMAO at me with the R. Kelly comment.

    Janet to me get’s lazy, she need her spunk back. I have faith that she will. LOL!!!!!! 🙂

  10. Janet is going to evolve and make a huge comeback. She will have the last laugh.

    :dance1:

  11. [quote comment=”10519″]Janet is going to evolve and make a huge comeback. She will have the last laugh.

    :dance1:[/quote]
    I co-sign!!!!! I mean it’s Janet, who doesn’t have a soft spot for Janet? Love her! 🙂 LOL

  12. :dance2: JD WILL HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH JANET’S NEW ALBUM; LA REID WILL HAVE THIS PROJECT. LA REID HAVE ALWAYS WANTED JANET; AND NOW HE HAS HER; I HEARD THAT THIS IS LA’S PROJECT, SO JANET WILL DO JUST FINE. YALL ARE RIGHT, NONE OF THESE YOUNGINS CAN HANG WITH A 40 YEAR OLD, JANET WILL SHUT IT DOWN, JUST WATCH AND SEE.

  13. JD said said his self that LA Reid is working on Janet’s project. JD is sticking to Mariah’s project.

  14. JD said his self that LA Reid is working on Janet’s project. JD is sticking to Mariah’s project.

  15. I love Janet Jackson. I am a few years older than Janet but have always thought her music right on point. I think she will do fine where ever she goes. I have a fourteen year old daughter who loves Janet and so does her girlfriends. I believe she can appeal to young people the question is should she. She is an excellent performer and will do well whatever direction she takes her music. She is steal a platinum seller which proves she has longevity and an audience. My fourteen year old has all of her CD’s and what she does not have I do.

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