Watch: Janet Jackson Shares New Secrets From Her Most Iconic Music Videos


There is a lot about Janet Jackson and her uniquely styled music videos that even her most dedicated fans don’t know. Did you know her dramatic false eyelashes in “What’s It Gonna Be ?!” video were made from rooster feathers? Or that her sculptural red hair from “Together Again” was hand-crafted with wire? Or how about this: Janet herself doesn’t know what those letters and numbers mean on the t-shirt for “The Pleasure Principle” video.

These facts all came straight out of Janet’s mouth as she broke down some of her most iconic clips just to Seduce – and this is far from the end. She also shared stories about the sets of “Scream,” “Rhythm Nation,” “If” and “I Get Lonely,” which all inspired widespread beauty trends for years to come – and still are.

You can stop here to watch Janet talk about each video herself (with a brand new hairstyle, we might add) or you can keep scrolling down to find out more about our favorite amazing facts behind the scenes of her. most emblematic works.


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Of all these videos, “Scream”, a video of Michael Jackson with Janet, is without a doubt the most fascinating. For one thing, the video cost $ 7 million, all of which came straight from Michael’s pocket – it’s still the most expensive music video of all time to this day. An unlimited budget requires flawless makeup, that’s where legendary makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin comes in. He did Janet’s video makeup drawing inspiration from Japanese culture, especially anime.

The video, wardrobe and beauty looks of “Rhythm Nation”, on the other hand, were inspired by Blade runner and the 1966 film Fahrenheit 451. “We shot the elevator scene at the same location [where Blade Runner was shot,]“Janet reveals in the video.” It was a lot of long hours; there were times when we would shoot 9pm in one night. “

The details put into each of Janet’s videos never go unnoticed by her fans, and we’re very involved in that. Breaking down barriers has always been his thing, and if the story is to happen, that won’t change anytime soon.

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