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ICONIC: Janet Jackson Covers Billlboard, Talks Music & Gushes Over Her Son Eissa

Music Icon Janet Jackson graces the latest issue of Billboard magazine, shares her fave artists and gushes over her baby boy, Eissa. Get the scoop.

Janet Jackson - Billboard

A day after celebrating her 52nd birthday, Janet Jackson is still in Control as she graces the latest issue of Billboard magazine.

It’s only right considering the fact that Janet is set to perform at the Billboard Awards and will receive the 2018 ICON Award this Sunday (May 20).

Inside the issue, Janet talks about her incredible career over the span of 3 decades.

Janet Jackson - Billboard

She also shares the artists she’s diggin these days:

Daniel Caesar is proving that romantic R&B is alive and well. Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole are proving that brilliantly original storytelling is one of hip-hop’s great gifts to world culture. SZA is proving that young women still possess extraordinary vocal skills and style.

I also have a special place in my heart for Bruno Mars. Bruno was really the first music my son responded to. During and after his birth, I comforted myself with Brazilian jazz, music that always relaxes me. Then when the baby began crawling, Bruno was breaking out big and on the radio all the time. That delighted both of us. Bruno is a throwback to the days when the greatest artists could do it all: write, sing, dance, produce.

Janet Jackson - Billboard

Most importantly, the proud mommy gushed over her 17-month-old son, Eissa and shared how he’s changed her life:

Let me also say that my son, even in his short 17 months on the planet, has showed me that love, no matter how deeply you believe you have experienced that emotion, can always go deeper. Love is limitless.

And for someone like me, raised in show business where self-concern is always a priority, how fortunate I am now to be concerned, first and foremost, with the welfare of someone else. Day after day and night after night, holding my baby in my arms, I am at peace. I am blessed. I feel bliss. In those moments, all is right with the world.

Read the full cover story at Billboard.

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