Janet Jackson’s nephew has spoken out against what he calls her ‘over-sexualized’ performances.
The ‘That’s The Way Love Goes’ hitmaker is famed for her immensely successful decades-long music career, during which she sold more than 100 million records and established herself as a feminist icon.
But the 56-year-old’s nephew, TJ Jackson, 44, has admitted that he ‘never liked’ his aunt’s raunchy performances.
He believes that rather than being sex-positive, she was allowing herself to be ‘degraded’ and ‘objectified’ by performing in this manner.
His remarks were made after a fan released a video of Janet performing her sultry track Would You in concert, during which she danced against, groped, and even insinuated oral sex on a fan strapped to a table.
“I never liked when she did this in concerts,” replied TJ to the clip.
“I don’t like when females are overly sexualized in art,” TJ continued in the tweet posted Monday night. “It degrades and objectify’s women in a way that’s not healthy. I prefer the That’s The Way Love Goes Janet.”
TJ, who is the youngest son of Tito Jackson, added in separate a tweet that it’s not just his aunt’s performances he takes issue with.
“I love black women,” TJ wrote.”I wish you would respect the black women we put in our music videos and if you are really serious about making a difference stop supporting the negative image many female black celebs today portray.”
TJ also said he has an issue with Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s hit WAP.
“WAP was not a good look.”
“Oh, my god. Slow down. Like, slow down and have some imagination,” said the I Wanna Fuck You rapper of the song. “Let’s have some privacy, some intimacy.”
TJ has followed in his family’s musical footsteps, and was appointed co-guardian of his uncle Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris, and her two brothers, Prince and Blanket, in 2012, three years after the Thriller singer’s death.
His father, Titi Jackson, was an original member of the Jackson 5