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Janet Jackson Opens Up About Dark Side Of Relationship With Brother Michael

Janet Jackson has opened up about the dark side of her relationship with her superstar brother Michael.
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Janet Jackson has opened up about the dark side of her relationship with her superstar brother Michael.

The 55-year-old made the claims as part of a new series, Janet, which will tell the story of her life on A&E and Lifetime.

In a teaser clip, she says: “There were times when Mike used to tease me and call me names. Pig, horse, s**t, or hog, cow.

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“He would laugh about it, and I’d laugh too, but then there was some­where down inside that it would hurt.

“When you have somebody say you’re too heavy, it affects you.”

Elsewhere, she also opened up about the ‘scrutiny’ the family faced, especially during Michael Jackson’s court cases, adding: “It was frustrating for me.

“We have our own separate lives and even though he’s my brother, that has nothing to do with me.”

“But I wanted to be there for him, to support him as much as I possibly could.”

The singer also noted that the moment his album ‘Thriller’ premiered in 1982 was when their relationship started to change.

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She continued: “I remember really loving the ‘Thriller’ album, but for the first time in my life I felt it was different between us, a shift was happening.

“That’s the time Mike and I started going our separate ways. He just wasn’t as fun as he used to be.”

After several years, the superstar’s lifestyle led him to develop issues with addiction – Jackson also recalled times her family tried to intervene to help him with this.

“My family chartered a private jet and they came for an intervention,” she claimed. “It was a way of us getting close again and he wasn’t having it.”

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