We’ve reported, at least three times, about Janet Jackson‘s engagement and impending nuptials. While we were waiting for an official wedding date, turns out the now Mrs. Jackson-Al Mana had already gotten hitched. Janet and husband Wissam Al Mana released a statement exclusively to Entertainment Tonight confirming their marriage. Their official wedding portrait was shot by Marco Glaviano.
The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony. Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favourite children’s charities. We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy.
With love, Wissam and Janet
Well I’m happy for them, and I’m sure Janet wore a banging dress. Also, don’t you love that she is rocking the ‘Poetic Justice’ braids again?!
[Editor’s Note: Please welcome Andrea, who was kind enough to give Dipped in Cream a full review of her experience seeing Janet Jackson a few days ago in Omaha, Nebraska!]
I have loved Janet Jackson since I was 8 years old. My dream growing up was to be a backup singer on her tour. When I moved in my first place as an adult, the first song in my apartment was Control – full blast singing at the top of my lungs.
I guess you can say I’m a fan. As a young girl, Janet Jackson represented everything about wanting to be an adult – she looked good, she took no prisoners, and she did it all with style. Yet, I’ve never seen her in concert until this past Tuesday.
Thank you to Diva Julia and Dipped in Cream for allowing me to write this review of Janet Jackson’s “Number Ones: Up Close and Personal” Tour.
On April 5, Janet performed in front of an adoring crowd at Omaha’s Qwest Center. This tour was different, as Janet allowed her fans to choose the songs they wanted to hear and the locations where she would perform. As much as I voted for my hometown in Iowa, I’m happy that Omaha was close enough for me to attend.
Janet looked really relaxed in all black with a short haircut – long on one side, super short on the other. She looked as if she was hanging out with friends – black tshirt, Black jeans, black belt with a sparkly skull & crossbones, black boots. Her dancers – The Kids – were dressed just like her. Janet looked super happy.
In each city, fans were to choose their favorite song as a dedication – the song for Omaha was “Let’s Wait Awhile”. That video opened the show.
Janet came on the stage and opened with my favorite song – “The Pleasure Principle”! From then it was nonstop hits, dancing, and fun. Janet did an awesome job relating to the crowd and keeping the energy level up.
Everyone in the stands around me, was singing, dancing, and having a great time. It was only 2 hours, but it passed so quickly. It was over before I knew what hit me. Janet didn’t lip sync. She sang every song, and her voice sounded great. When she sang “Again” and hit the high note it sounded just like she was in the recording studio.
This version of The Kids were not as good as Janet’s former choreographer, Tina Landon and the crew. They looked hard and unflattering. I guess it’s hard to look good next to Janet Jackson, but they all looked really unfortunate.
I had the best time at the concert. If I could afford to go to Paris and see her perform at the Louvre I would totally be there. If you get a chance to see Janet in concert, don’t miss it.
Since, like most of the country lately, we here in Seattle have been hit with the blues, or the grays, if you will. And with ‘LIFE‘ happening to me, (read: a breakup and a change of life-pace), I thought it only appropriate to hook us all up with some Janet to listen to in between coffee, work and a nap.
So short and sweet: Miss Jackson, if you’re nasty with “Escapade!”. We all need a little pick me up as we near the end of January!
(I like how Janet resembles crazy LaToya here in this video. I think LaToya stole Janet’s old nose!)