Dealing with her older brother’s death hasn’t been easy for Janet Jackson, but she’s finally ready to talk about it.
In the 43-year-old singer’s first interview since Michael’s June 25th passing, Janet opens up in the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar about her pain, the grieving process and how the ordeal made her a stronger woman.
“People can have rhinoceros skin, but there’s a point when something’s going to hurt you,” she tells the magazine. “Not everyone is stone, stone. I haven’t watched the news in weeks. I had to ask my chef, ‘How’s Obama doing?’ I haven’t read a newspaper.”
The last time Janet saw her brother alive was on May 14 at a family event two days before her birthday.
“We had so much fun that day,” she says in the interview. “We kept calling each other after and saying how great it was.”
Janet was in Atlanta, on the set of her upcoming Tyler Perry movie, when she heard the tragic news of her brother’s death.