USA Today 5/2/17
Talk about packing it all into one video message.
Janet Jackson managed to discuss the resumption of her concert tour, confirmed her marital split, talked about the birth of her child and pointed out to fans that she'd gained weight in a rambling 87-second video posted on Twitter Monday night.
A reclining Jackson, wearing a white top and ball cap as she lounged on white sheets, started off by reintroducing herself to fans, "Just in case you don't recognize me because I have put on quite a few since I had the baby."
When a voice off camera, possibly her brother Randy Jackson, added "more than a few" to the weight comment, Janet snapped back, "Can you please be quiet, Randy? Nobody is talking to you. Thank you." “Hey you guys,” she began. “It’s me, Jan, just in case you don’t recognize me since I have put on a few since I had the baby.”
In the background, her brother Randy, interjected: “More than a few.”
“Can you please be quiet, Randy?” she said. “Nobody’s talking to you. Thank you.”
Jackson quickly turned her attention back to fans, gushing about her new baby son, Eissa, whom she welcomed on Jan. 3.
“I thank God for him,” the new mom said in the video. “He is so healthy, so beautiful, so sweet, so loving. Such a healthy baby.”
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The pop star then addressed her separation from her son’s father, saying, “Yes, I separated from my husband, we are in court and the rest is in God’s hands.”