- Title: Janet Jackson returns to spotlight with new video
- Date: 5th May 2016
- Summary: LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (RECENT) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SINGER JANET JACKSON PERFORMING WHILE FILMING 'DAMMN' BABY
- Embargoed: 19th May 2016 03:19
- Keywords: Unbreakable Jimmy Jam black and white music video Janet Jackson
- Location: LONG BEACH/LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES; UNIDENTIFIED FILMING LOCATION
- City: LONG BEACH/LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES; UNIDENTIFIED FILMING LOCATION
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Music
- Reuters ID: LVA0024GJ3VBH
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS NOTE: STORY EMBARGOED UNTIL 0700GMT ON MAY 5, 2016
While celebrity news outlets are reporting that singer Janet Jackson is pregnant, citing unnamed sources, singer Janet Jackson appeared to fuel the fires by releasing a first look at her new video entitled 'Dammn Baby'.
The video was shot in March at a studio in Long Beach, California. It features Jackson dancing alongside a backing troupe while the light shifts throughout the video.
On set was her music producer Jimmy Jam, who often frequents her music video shoots in case there's something he needs to alter in the song for its video release.
"Now the interesting thing about this video 'Dammn Baby' is that we basically... the album was done and the deadlines were already in place and Janet at the last minute said 'You know what? I just feel like I need one more up-tempo record that I can dance to.' And it's like 'ok, we're going to miss the deadline. Is that ok?' and she says 'Yeah, we'll just put it back a week' but she said she just felt we need that," Jam said during the shoot.
Jackson's Unbreakable tour was recently postponed until 2017 and she released a video on social media about her tour postponement saying she and her husband, Qatari businessman Wissam al Mana, were planning a family and there had been "a sudden change."
Jam said back in March that "Well I mean, you never like to postpone or change anything but you know, life happens. You make the best of it, but she has a great relationship with her fans and she's always... they're very understanding. When she was out for a while with a medical issue, the outpouring of prayers and love and affection from the fans was.... it was just overwhelming to me just to watch that and feel that."
He also said that work on her album "Unbreakable", which on release topped the Billboard charts, wasn't finished yet.
"We're still in the 'Unbreakable' mode, we still have ideas and things that we started that we haven't finished that we still have to work on so that would be awesome. I'd love that," he said.
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