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Janet Jackson Opens Up About 'Intense' Struggle with Depression

Janet Jackson is on the cover of Essence magazine’s July/August 2018 issue, on newsstands June 22.

Here’s what the entertainer had to share with the mag…

On struggling with depression: “I struggled with depression. The struggle was intense. Low self-esteem might be rooted in childhood feelings of inferiority. It could relate to failing to meet impossibly high standards. And of course there are always the societal issues of racism and sexism. Put it all together and depression is a tenacious and scary condition. Thankfully, I found my way through it.”

On her one-year-old son Eissa: “The height of happiness is holding my baby son in my arms and hearing him coo, or when I look into his smiling eyes and watch him respond to my tenderness. When I kiss him. When I sing him softly to sleep. During those sacred times, happiness is everywhere.”

On #MeToo: “We are living at a time in history when women all over the world are refusing to be controlled, manipulated, exploited or abused. We have found our strength, and we will not relent.”

For more from Janet, visit Essence.com.

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Janet Jackson Calls Police to Do Welfare Check on Her One-Year-Old Son While He Was With Wissam Al Mana

Janet Jackson called police to do a welfare check on one-year-old Eissa Al Mana on Saturday (June 2), police confirmed on Sunday (June 3) to People.

The 52-year-old “Control” pop icon placed the call around 10 p.m. PST while Eissa was staying with his father, Janet‘s ex Wissam Al Mana, at a hotel in Malibu, Calif.

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“Deputies were there [and] called to the scene. They decided the child was okay and they left,” a spokesperson from the police department confirmed to People.

Brother Randy Jackson told Entertainment Tonight that Janet grew concerned after their nanny became “terrified” by Wissan‘s behavior and “locked herself in a bathroom, so she could contact Janet.”

The story is still developing…

Paris Jackson Reveals Why She Did Not Attend Billboard Awards 2018 for Her Aunt Janet Jackson

Paris Jackson is speaking out after not attending the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, where her aunt Janet Jackson received the Icon Award.

The 20-year-old actress shared a (now deleted) statement on her Instagram Story on Monday (May 21) in response to the public’s questioning of her whereabouts during the awards show.

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“No one from my mgmt reached out to me about attending billboards or about the award, and no one from my family did either. I had absolutely no idea until y’all spammed with hatred,” she wrote.

“Dear social media followers, friends, stalkers, lovers and haters, and fellow moonwalkers: Please do not tell me/demand/try to control how I handle my relationship with the people in my life, specifically my family. As amazing and as s—-y as things can be, it is no one’s business but ours. I understand that some of you feel some sort of connection or need to be apart (sic) of our lives considering you watched us grow up. However, I am handling my situation exactly how my father did. And I am happy keeping it that way. I will always have love and respect for my family. ALWAYS,” she added.

Later, Paris shared a picture with her aunt Janet on Tuesday (May 22).

“Congrats auntie! you earned it <3,” she captioned the post. See below!

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Paris Jackson Sends a Message to Those with An Opinion on How She Handles Her Family Relationships

Paris Jackson is firing back after criticism after her aunt, Janet Jackson was in attendance at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, where she received the Icon Award and performed at the show.

Paris‘ brother, Prince Jackson, was there in person, and Paris supported her aunt with a message on social media.

Later, Paris took to her Instagram Story to send a message to those who have an opinion on how she handles her relationships with people in her life.

“Dear social media followers, friends, stalkers, lovers and haters, and fellow moonwalkers: Please do not tell me/demands/try to control how I handle my relationship with the people in my life, specifically my family. As amazing and as s–tty as things can be, it is no one’s business but ours. I understand that some of you feel some sort of connection or need to be a part of our lives considering you watched us grow up. However, I am handling my situation exactly how my father did. And I am happy keeping it that way. I will always have love and respect for my family. ALWAYS. There is nothing more or less than that, that you need to know,” Paris wrote on her Instagram Story.

Check out her entire message in the gallery…

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