VINTAGE PORTRAITS: I-P
The legendary Janet Jackson, and her oldest sister in the background, Rebbie Jackson. This photograph was taken during the success of Janet’s “Rhythm Nation 1814” album in 1989. Judging from Rebbie’s face in the background, you can tell she was very proud of her little sister. If I remember correctly, this was also the day she got her Star on Hall Of Fame. What’s so special about Janet is that, everyone expected her to follow in Michael’s footsteps, in terms of dancing like him, singing like him, doing everything that he did. But it turns out she was her own artist, and found her own talents.
A very young Janet Jackson and Todd Bridges. If I remember correctly, this was on the set of the hit 80’s TV show “Different Strokes.” There was something about this picture that I’ve always assumed that Janet & Todd have dated for some time. But then again, although Janet has always said she’s been attracted to “all” kinds of men, when I’ve looked through all her very public relationships, every single one of those men have been light skinned. But, the other side of this coin is, Todd has admitted eons later that he had a serious drug problem. So, kudos for Janet choosing not to get involved with that mess.