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Wissam Al Mana Opens Up About Janet Jackson in 'VMAN'

Wissam Al Mana Opens Up About Janet Jackson in 'VMAN'

Wissam Al Mana, in a Z Zegna leather bomber jacket and Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere hoodie, poses for VMAN Magazine‘s Winter Issue on newsstands November 11.

Here’s what the Middle Eastern businessman had to share:

On his relationship with Janet Jackson: “I don’t date Janet Jackson. She is my girlfriend; there is a difference. She is a very special and talented woman who never ceases to amaze me.”

On his busy work schedule: “I head the retail division [of the Qatar-based family empire, Al Mana Group]. I oversee new developments and I’m constantly working on interesting projects, one of them in design. I’m also pursuing an art project, and i’m involved in several charities.”

On working with Giorgio Armani: “Mr. Armani is down-to-earth, very kind, and someone I admire for creating one of the largest luxury brands in the world from scratch.”

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32 Responses to “Wissam Al Mana Opens Up About Janet Jackson in 'VMAN'”

  1. 1
    SF Single Girl Says:

    I like.

  2. 2
    MlleF Says:

    Waaaaaaouw, he’s such a charmer, oh nooo !

    I’ll dedicate that to those who’ll recognise the song…and to this handsome man..hellooooo….lol

  3. 3
    Ray Says:

    And here I thought she was dating some OLD billionaire. Wissam’s kind of hot.

  4. 4
    Remember Says:

    @MlleF: LOL

    waaaaaaaaaaaouwwwwwww shes always lookin at me

  5. 5
    elizabeth Says:

    hes HOT!

    i have a feeling we’re going to have some racists in this thread soon

  6. 6
    venacava Says:

    nothing is better than a man who works hard and respect women all at once. score for janet

  7. 7
    Isis Says:

    Wow Janet hit the jackpot! Go girl! He’s sexy.

  8. 8
    fresh Says:

    Go JANET!!! He sounds like a keeper. If Not—I’ll take him!

  9. 9
    MlleF Says:


    Waaaouuuuuw, She’s stole my Karma ! Oh No !

    Good taste REMEMBER, Good taste ! ;)

  10. 10
    Remember Says:

    @MlleF: born in west virginia, ooh no

    right back atchyaaaaa. whats your fave song of the new record?

  11. 11
    MlleF Says:


    God you know what, the new one is amaazng…But since a week, I cannot stop listening to “No Money”.

    Not a hazard I guess, i truly love them in a very “punk rock” style..but I truly love all the others songs !

    PIck Up Truck is great, The End, Pyro, Mi Amigo…..I love them all, but those are my favorites.

    No Money is really great, I’m learning playing guitar just to play KOL song…:)

    And Caleb’s voice, gooood ! Such a charmer ! Son of a preacher ! oh no ! :)

  12. 12
    MlleF Says:

    Sorry if I do mistakes, English is not my natural language, and in the top of that, my keyboard is fu….ed up…lol

  13. 13
    Remember Says:

    @MlleF: Yeah the new album isn’t very angry. Boys are in love huh?

    Cool about the guitar I’ve always wanted to learn but I’ve got no talent for it.

    I love Pyro myself:)

  14. 14
    Remember Says:

    No worries its not mine either. I’m listening to Ragoo right now. :D

  15. 15
    MlleF Says:


    Great I’m learning words like “not very angry”…thanks…lol

    Well anyway, I love it, and If I want ome angry sound, there are 4 other greats albums too !

    I love HollyRoller Novocaine, Molly Chambers, The Bucket, Charmer…in the “punk / garage / rock” style.

    Yeah unfortunately, I think that they’re in love, If we talk about it, I’ll be

    For the guitar, I’m just starting, and I’m really not talented, it’s gonna be a really hard and long way…

    Cool, at last omeone who loves good music on this

  16. 16
    MlleF Says:

    Ragoo is really cool, and “Fans” is really moving, I wish I was an english fan, such a beautiful “hommage song” to english fans.

    Trani is such a wonderful song too !

    I can’t even choose 1 favorite song, they’re are so gifted, they only do great songs !

    It depends of the mood I guess !

    Where are you from ? I’m in France, I’m bored while I have a broken bone for weeks, so I have to not moove, just listen good music and read some

  17. 17
    zoz Says:

    Wow get it Janet. He said that’s his woman!

  18. 18
    LuckyL Says:

    I really like this guy =)

  19. 19
    Leila Says:

    he may be ugly but he seems nice :)

  20. 20
    patty213 Says:

    This guy is hot not ugly.

  21. 21
    Marie Bachicha Says:

    She seems even more subservient to him than she has anyone else…and no she is not amazing just damaged…

  22. 22
    alrighty then Says:

    let’s see what hapens when she decides that she wants to leave him…..
    and she will ….he’s uh….

  23. 23
    Orl Says:

    @Marie Bachicha:

    You sound pressed.

  24. 24
    Ms Bar Jolie Gaga Says:

    WOW! A HOT BILLIONAIRE! Love it. A billionaire who is young hot and claims his woman. Go Janet! Does he have a brother? lol.

  25. 25
    Stranger in Tokyo Says:

    I feel Janet has found a good match. From what I’ve seen and heard so far, they seem to compliment each other very well. I’m very happy for the couple and hope they have a long future together.
    Personally, I much prefer Janet with Wissam than Jermaine Dupri.

  26. 26
    Kathy Says:

    I am a bit confused as to what he meant by not dating her but she is his girlfriend.

    He seems nice though and I love Janet.

  27. 27
    Donna Says:

    At least he has his own money more than Janet in fact. No K-Fed.

  28. 28
    Roaster Says:

    Janet is not damaged, she’s real.
    you’re just jealous broke ass ***** that a beautiful black woman is a major Icon and involved with a Billionaire.
    Where’s your man? and is he a Billionaire?
    Janet is living a rich full life, are you?

  29. 29
    Dee Dee Says:

    Guys take note! This is how a REAL man steps to and steps up for his WOMAN! I have waited a long time to see my girl Janet happy and to have a relationship where she is accepted for being her own woman not just a Jackson. I won’t dog Dupri because Janet never has so who am I to judge. She was married twice to so-called “fine” and look at where those 2 relationships got her. First her acting career is finally taking off again like she has always dreamed and now her relationship with a hot azz billionaire who is walking the walk and talking the talk. That’s Ms. Jackson if you nasty (aka haters). LOL

  30. 30
    Jupiter Says:

    What he mean by saying he is not dating Janet Jackson, she is his girlfriend. His point may be that dating is just a fly by night thing but he’s letting the world know Janet is his girlfriend-his woman. I can understand what he is saying because he wants people to know that it’s serious than just dating, so I’m glad he took a moment to explain that to people and he continued on with the conversation without elaborating on it further. He is so fine and comes from a family that has BIG mega BUCKS. Yes, it’s a breath of fresh air to see Wissam and Janet together. One thing they have in common is being involved with charities and their love for fashion.

  31. 31
    Remedies for Allergies Says:

    Thanks a lot for blogging this, it was quite helpful and helped immensely

  32. 32
    LIsa Says:

    You can date several people casually a few time. A girlfriend is more of a committed relationship.

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