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Courtney Allan

“It will continue”: Janet Jackson speaks about Michael Jackson’s musical legacy

“It will continue”: Janet Jackson speaks about Michael Jackson’s musical legacy

Despite sexual abuse allegations in a documentary surfacing earlier this year, Janet Jackson still believes her brother Michael Jackson’s legacy “will continue”.

The documentary drew mixed reactions from friends, family and fans of the King of Pop, who passed away 10 years ago this month.

However, Janet has said that his legacy is still going strong.

Janet explained to The Sunday Times Magazine:

“I love it when I see kids emulating him, when adults still listen to his music.

“It just lets you know the impact that my family has had on the world.

“I hope I’m not sounding arrogant in any way — I’m just stating what is. It’s really all God’s doing and I’m just thankful for that.”

Janet, 53, has supported her late brother through previous allegations.

She also explained that her father Joseph was forceful on his children having music careers, but he felt it was for a good reason. 

“When parents see something in their children, I guess they guide them in that direction.

“Especially when you’re talking about children who grew up in that urban area. Music was a way to keep us off the streets.

“My father saw a way out for his children. A better life. And thank God for that.”

Janet said that her father was known for his cruel methods in making his children into music stars, but she felt like she needed everything to say before he passed.

“I felt that I did say everything I needed to say to my father, I was thankful for the time that I did have him, with (my son) Eissa, the three of us together. Being together with my father in the end.”