HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” Is Reportedly The Reason Why Janet Jackson Didn’t Perform At The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
The “Michael Jackson was an evil child molester” documentary Leaving Neverland continues to leave blank stares and head shakes from deeply disturbed viewers, ill-advised lawsuits, the removal of Thriller from people’s Spotify favorites, and just plain ole’ uncomfortable mess in its cringey wake. Variety claims that Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and MJ’s sister Janet Jackson allegedly didn’t perform at last night’s ceremony because of the documentary sharing a network (HBO) with an upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame special.
Nobody puts Janet Jackson in a corner unless it means she’s the first mention of a long-ass list of music acts for the UK’s version of Coachella. It’s that time of year when all your insufferable friends post to Instagram of the music fests they’re buying tickets to in order to wear coochie cutters. The Glastonbury lineup was released, and The Killers and The Cure are the leading headliners followed by Stormzy, Kylie Minogue (going by her first name only just to rub it in Kyie Jenner’s failed legal action face), and THEN Janet Jackson. I’m sure Janet can handle playing caboose to Kylie but not those others! She released her own poster, and it brings Miss Nasty to first place.
I hope I have as much energy as Janet Jackson does when I turn 50 because I have a hard enough time now getting out of the bed after a night of partying on Monday (true story). Janet, who had a baby and probably scored a bazillion dollars in her divorce, is still going like the Energizer bunny and now wants to take her act on the road to Las Vegas.
Janet Jackson is a legend and total badass. And not just for her music. Because I bang with anyone who marries a billionaire, has his kid, divorces him and then runs off into the night with the baby AND the bag. However, waaaaay before that crowning accomplishment Janet has been murdering stages and influencing artists for many years. And I’m not sure why it’s taken this long, but she’s finally being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Stevie Nicks already holds a place in the Honorary Witch Hall of Fame. And I don’t know if there’s a Museum of Capital-L Legends, but if that’s something that exists, then you can be sure to find Janet Jackson’s face in there. But there’s a chance one or both of them will soon find themselves in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Billboard has the list of 2019’s RRHOF nominees, and Stevie and Janet are among those who made this year’s cut.
Janet Jackson is a legend, and I’m pretty sure the only way her career could possibly enter exploding gasoline fire territory would be if she suddenly let Marlon Jackson write her songs and Jermaine Jackson style her hair. But according to multiple sources that spoke with the Huffington Post, CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves was heck-bent (can you say Hell on CBS?) on making sure Janet Jackson never worked again after Justin Timberlake exposed her nipple at the 2004 Super Bowl.