The internet was a buzz today with newly released photos of music icon Janet Jackson on the cover of the October issue of Harper's Bazaar. Jackson grants her first interview to the magazine following the shocking death of brother Michael Jackson on June 25 from cardiac arrest.
In the article, Janet reveals for the first time that she has indeed split with Jermaine Dupri, confirming rumors that they had broken up this summer.
The title of her new book True You is also confirmed and will be released next year. The article also states that her new album will come out next spring and that she will go on tour next year
Janet on the Michael Jackson Only She Knew:
As a 14-year-old, it was Janet's job to take care of her superstar brother. "I would shop for him. I washed his clothes and cleaned his room. When mother would go out of town, she'd say, 'I'm leaving you in charge. Take care of Michael.'"
She knew early on that her brother loved clothes that stood out. For the 25th Anniversary of Motown special, Michael grabbed his famous sparkly black jacket from his mother's closet.
"If it was shiny, if it had any kind of bling, he loved it," Janet said.
Except for his shoes. He danced them down to the soles.
"He would wear his shoes all the way down," remembered Janet. "His penny loafers would have huge holes in the bottom."
Just days earlier choreographers Wade Robson and Gil Duldulao created a major buzz via their Myspace and Facebook pages by announcing they were in rehearsals with Janet for the now confirmed tribute to Michael Jackson at this Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards along with a roster of A-list celebrity choreographers.
The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards will air live this Sunday, September 13, at 9 p.m. ET. Watch a Good Morning America report with Diane Sawyer on Jackson's interview in Harper's Bazaar here.