Without saying much, and yet saying it all, Janet basically let fans know that her days of releasing music are firmly behind her, despite numerous tweets from those associated with her camp saying the opposite.
It was almost a year ago to the day that Jimmy himself set off speculation that Janet would be releasing new music when he sent out this notorious tweet.
— Jimmy Jam (@flytetymejam) April 17, 2014
Since then Janet’s longtime friend/choreographer Gil Duldulao and numerous dancers and friends have all sent tweets alluding to new Janet music on the horizon. Interestingly, it was Janet herself who remained quiet… until now.
Below is Janet’s cryptic tweet about her absence, and while some fans remain hopeful, I personally see no reason to remain so. It’s been seven years since Janet released her last album “Discipline.” That’s a long time. In between she has lost her brother, seen her niece try to commit suicide and gotten married. Janet has moved on to the next stage of her life and music doesn’t appear to be a part of it.
Some performers can never let go. They need the stage. They need the limelight. Janet appears to be shunning both and is happy to stick to charity work and live out her days in the comfort of her husband’s arms in Dubai.
And while that saddens me as a fan, as a woman, I can understand why Janet now chooses to focus on family and not fame.
Letting go doesn’t mean you stop.
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) April 21, 2015