Last week loldarian.com gave you a first look at Janet Jackson on the cover of the British magazine Wonderland and now the complete photo spread and interview has been posted online.
Janet dishes on her new projects including a new album, movie, (Why Did I Get Married Too?), book (True You) and also discusses Rihanna, Lady GaGa, Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, and the magazine cover that she says made her look like a bad tranny.
Here's a few excerpts:
Wonderland: I’ve never seen a bad picture of you. I loved those W photos of you in that gold bodysuit. You like those W pictures?
Janet: I thought I looked like a bad tranny, not even a cute one. If you’re going to make me look like a tranny, at least make me look like a cute tranny.
Wonderland: Do you have any anxieties about keeping up with Rihanna and Lady GaGa?
Janet: To me, it’s just a matter of being you. And like I said, I don’t know what direction it’ll be, but I can tell there’s a change going on in me. Something good. A lot has happened in my life this year, a lot of changes; I think I’m kind of headed in a different direction for sure, and it’ll show itself to me. As far as keeping up, I don’t look at it like that. It’s really about being who you are and doing what you want to do. I think when you try to keep up with something, it’s not a good thing. You have to express yourself and be the true you.
Wonderland: Who do you want to work with these days?
Janet: I adore Alicia Keys. She’s one person I met from the very beginning and she hasn’t changed, and you don’t find that. She’s incredibly talented but her soul is such an amazing soul, such an amazing spirit, and you feel that immediately when you’re with her, and she hasn’t changed a bit and that’s what I love about her. I enjoy her.
Wonderland: Are there other people you’re liking?
Janet: I like Taylor Swift. I’m not sure why.
Wonderland: You have a new Tyler Perry movie, a new album, a new book. Tell me what you’re excited about.
Janet: I haven’t seen the film, so everyone says “How do you think you did?” Well I don’t know. I went to work every day and tried to show up and be focused and genuine and do my job and take it a day at a time, even an hour at a time, so I don’t know how I did. But so far it’s been testing incredibly well.
Wnderland: Would someone tell you if you did terribly?
Janet: Are you kidding me?
Wonderland: On your level, I’m not sure most people want to hear the truth.
Janet: But I think it all depends on what you ask for.
Wonderland: Do you have people in your life that tell it to you straight?
That’s the only kind of people I have in my life. When someone new comes on board, I have a conversation about exactly that. That’s so important to me. Alot of people in this industry have alot of yes people and alot of kiss asses. That I can tell you I do not have.
Read the full interview here. You can also check out the new extended trailer for Why Did I Get Married Too? set to hit theaters on April 2nd below: