Janet Jackson Talks Being A Single, Working Mom In The Spotlight

Janet Jackson is a dynamic performer and one of the biggest recording artists of the 1980s and ’90s. The 53-year-old is also a successful career woman who welcomed her first child at age 50.

In a recent interview with Australia’s Stellar magazine, the famous American music icon keeps it all the way real about being a single, hardworking mom.

According to Miss Jackson, she’s completely hands-on when it comes to taking care of her 2-year-old son, Eissa. Jackson shared with the magazine:

“It is hard being a working mother. I don’t have a nanny. I do it all myself. If my mother did it with nine children, there’s no reason I can’t.”

While the R&B singer admitted she has someone to watch after her son while she’s on the road, Jackson says at all other times it’s “my baby and me.” She added:

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“It’s not easy at times, but my life has changed. Obviously, my baby comes first.”

In an exclusive interview with Billboard last year, Janet spoke on the source of her drive, being a single mom and having to balance motherhood with the music. She said:

”The drive is in my DNA. I couldn’t lose it if I wanted to, and I don’t. Motivation is something I treasure. Besides, for all its difficulties, this is the life I love. I’m surrounded with a team of dancers, singers and musicians I love.

I’m supported by fans that have stuck by me through thick and thin. They mean the world to me. Now more than ever, performing, whether in the studio or onstage, brings me a satisfaction I find nowhere else.

Like millions of other women, I’ve struggled with low self-esteem my whole life. I’m doing better in that regard. My inclination towards harsh self-criticism and even self-negation has dramatically eased up. I believe in all the different methods of help — smart psychology, vigorous exercise and sincere spirituality.

God is the greatest healer of all and the most potent force in the universe. In my world, though, God is so often expressed through music, and it’s music that beats back the negative forces.

It’s music that drowns out those voices that say I’m not enough. It’s music, and its divine source, that gifts me with the knowledge that harmony is still possible.

‘Day after day and night after night, holding my baby in my arms, I am at peace. I am blessed. I feel bliss. In those moments, all is right with the world.”

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Jackson welcomed Eissa in January 2017 with her estranged husband, Wissam Al Mana. The pair announced their split the following April.

While Janet is currently wrapping up her Las Vegas residency at the MGM, Jackson’s little boy has apparently developed a passion for music, just like his mom. Jackson said:

“I bought him a real violin and he got so excited. He sleeps with it. He eats breakfast, lunch and dinner with it.”

Looks like Miss Jackson has a child prodigy on her hands.

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