I realized that I've been in love with Janet Jackson since "Dream Street" my auntie Jamie gave me Janet and I was hooked ever since. I would copy her video(which was hard to do back then) I use to recreate videos all the time. Mind you I was all of 5/6. When I turned 6 there was this Janet control t shirt I got for my bday. I wore that shirt everywhere all the time and refused to take it off.
I just loved her as a kid. But when I got older the love only grew with me. She became important to me the albums started to hit home that "Janet" album was the ticket. Growing into a teen. ( albums lasted much longer back then) no at 10 I wasn't there but the music was stuck in my brain. Somewhere around 13 going back to the Janet album I could relate to the subject matters then like a tone of bricks "Design of a decade" came out. "24 play" was the song hormones raging I got it.
Somewhere In there I had my first sexual experience "24 play" playing in the background on repeat. 14/15 came and I was in a different place feeling so many things couldn't grasp what was happening and like always Janet came with the "velvet rope" my life as I knew it was an album. Songs like: "You" "Free xone" "Together Again" which I attributed to my first love and later it would come to be a shout out to family members that are no longer here. "I get lonely" "Special" "Tonight's the night" later on "Ropeburn" "Anything" someone introduced me to what tonight's the nights meaning late night on what I thought was a friendly outing. "What about" was a song I knew all too well by what I witnessed during my childhood. I came to know it later as a new adult.
In an argument that turned quickly I could here the lyrics as that escalated and I was done. As time moved on. I knew who I was and I was ok with me bordering adulthood Janet gave me "All for you" it seemed Janet and I were on the same page I was single and happy but shortly fell hard for a fellow Janet fan. "Someone to call my lover" was me. "When we ooohh" "China love" they had them Asian eyes and that album was all me. After that was all said and Done "Damita Jo" I was newly single and grown nuff said I wanted to have fun and I did. I say all this to say Janet has always in her own way been there for me. When I listen I remember where I was and how far I've come. And how there's always work to do. The understanding of "Unbreakable" is you have arrived to this place now what you gonna do? You thought it didn't get any better than. This but life happened and showed you. Remember who YOU are. Love isn't about control. #IStandWithJanet #SOTW #Jtribe4Life
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017
While yes the billboards in the past have been my favorite award show. This was by far the worst award show I have seen ever. ugh of course Drake and Beyonce were the darlings of the evening aka the award hoarders, The award show focused mainly on lack luster performances with gems in the middle Celine with the celebration of the now 20 year old hit "My heart will go on" (as does that song) a tearful Celine belted her heart out with audience participation as much as I am far removed from the hit I absolutely Love me some Celine who also looked amazing 1 year after her husband Rene passed away from his long battle with cancer. Good for you Celine.
Now Cher #MicDrop. Cher at 71 showed every single chippy this is what showmanship looks like she came to the stage with her epic hit "Believe" costume 1 and then yes.... In classic Cher fashion costume 2 complete with the now iconic "If I could turn back time" Outfit and The Hair..... Cher also was Billboards recipient "Icon Award" Come on how could you not she has no.1's in 6 yes 6 decades and LOOKED AMAZING... work it out Cher. The last stitch efforts to hold the award show together Bruno Mars (who should have opened the show) gave you his new single "Too good to say Goodbye" Outside of these 3 mentioned nothing to write home about not really because other performers were no good it just didn't flow from start to finish to be honest I kept an eye on facebook just to see when Bruno came on Thank you Romes... And Thank you all for sticking with me with my spotty commentary but I'm Back and can't wait to dish.... xoxoxox