Janet Jackson Breaks Down On Stage About Abusive Relationship: "This Is Me"

Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana - Getty Images

Janet Jackson broke into tears during her recent concert in Houston. She was performing a song "What About?" which mirrors an abusive, unloving relationship. The background dancers can be seen in the video below reenacting physical scenes of such relationship. Janet even got in on some of the body action.  By the end of the song, she couldn't contain her emotions. The "Control" singer broke down in tears, saying, "This is me."




Janet's brother Randy opened up in an interview with PEOPLE, saying Janet's marriage - and now divorce - to Wissam Al Mana was "painful" and made her feel like "a prisoner in her own home."


“It was quite an abusive situation,” Randy claims. “It came on later in the relationship, verbal abuse and being [made to feel like] a prisoner in her own home. No pregnant woman needs to go through being called a b**** everyday. There were things like that. That’s what she went through.”

In a statement released to PEOPLE, attorneys for Al Mana say “Mr. Al Mana is not going to dignify these particular and deeply hurtful allegations with a response.

“The breakdown of his marriage to Janet Jackson is a cause of great sadness to Mr. Al Mana, and it is the wellbeing and privacy of their son, Eissa, that remains his sole focus.”



In good Janet news, her State of the World Tour hits Philly this November! We're giving away free tickets here.

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