Janet Jackson says her brother Michael’s legacy must live on through his music

Janet Jackson has finally spoken about her brother Michael Jackson, saying she believes his legacy should live on.

She very rarely addresses the child abuse allegations that have plagued her brother during his career and since his death – most recently in the controversial documentary Leaving Neverland – but thinks his music remains important.

Speaking to the Sunday Times Magazine ahead of her Pyramid Stage slot at Glastonbury, Janet said she loved to see his fans still enjoying Jacko's back catalogue.

Saying of his legacy: "It will continue. I love it when I see kids emulating him, when adults still listen to his music."


She continued: "It just lets you know the impact that my family has had on the world.

"I hope I'm not sounding arrogant in any way – I'm just stating what is. It's really all God's doing, and I'm just thankful for that."

In the past Janet has refused to comment on allegations made in Leaving Neverland about her brother Michael, which has caused tension in the Jackson family because she always wanted to keep her career separate.

However, she did address similar allegations in a 2016 Amazon Prime documentary Unmasked involving Evan Chandler.

Regarding his allegations against Jacko about his 13-year-old son Jordan, Janet claimed that Evan wanted money from Michael.

"Now if this really went on, do you think a father would accept money?"

"Do you think that would make everything OK? It doesn't make any sense," she continued.

If that was my son, I don't care if he gave me a billion dollars, I want to see you either behind bars or dead for doing that to my son. It's crazy–the guy was after money – that is all he wanted."

Janet, a music icon in her own right who is still one of the most successful recording artists of all time.

She's currently performing in Las Vegas where she was given her own residency, Metamorphosis, which has already been attended by the likes of Beyonce .

After the success of her album Rhythm Nation, she even secured her own lucrative $80m recording contract with Virgin back in the nineties, which surpassed Michael's.

The mum-of-one, who welcomed her son Eissa in 2017 at the age of 50, was also inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, some 22 years after her brothers aka The Jackson 5.

She doesn't seem to hold a grudge over them, instead saying at her induction ceremony that she wanted to do it on her own merit.

"I wanted to stand on my own two feet. Tonight, your baby sister has made it," she said to them on the night.

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