Janet Jackson lauds Michael’s music legacy but avoids abuse claims


Michael Jacksons sister gives interview ahead of 10 th anniversary of his death

Janet Jackson has said her brother Michael’s musical legacy will continue, but refused to comment on enduring allegations of child sexual abuse.

Two men, James Safechuck andWade Robson, stimulated detailed allegations of sexual abuse by Michael Jackson in a documentary, Leaving Neverland. The vocalist died 10 years ago this month.

Janet Jackson, 53, supported her friend throughout the child sexual abuse allegations, which he denied before his death. The two siblings also sang a duet on the 1995 hitting Scream, a way that retaliated against media coverage of the claims, which had first emerged two years earlier.

When asked about her brother’s legacy in an interview with the Sunday Times magazine, she said:” It will continue. I love it when I find kids imitating him, when adults still listen to his music.

” It just lets you know the impact that my family has had on the world. I hope I’m not sound arrogant in any way. I’m just stating what is. It’s really all God’s doing, and I’m just thankful for that .”

Members of the Jackson family, including Michael’s brethren Tito and Marlon and his nephew Taj, resolutely denied the allegations induced in Leaving Neverland, which was directed by Dan Reed. They depicted a mixed reaction from the singer’s friends and fans, some of whom claimed the programme, which aired in the UK on Channel 4, was ” all about the money “.

Discussing growing up in one of the world’s most famous households, Janet said her father, Joseph, had insisted his children had music careers and to refuse her to study business law because he saw musical talent in her.

” When parents see something in their children, I guess they guide them in that direction ,” she said.” Especially when you’re talking about children who grew up in that urban area. Music was a way to keep us off the streets.

” My parent watched a way out for his children. A better life. And thank God for that .”

Janet Jackson went on to sell millions of records and become one of the most successful female solo acts of all time. She will make her Glastonbury festival debut next weekend.

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