Janet Jackson's Scathing Tell-All Documentary Has Left Her Family 'Freaking Out' As She Plans To Reveal Their 'Deep, Dark Secrets': Source
It's happening! Janet Jackson's life story is set to get the full documentary treatment next year, and a source tells OK! that no stone will be left unturned when it comes to her famously dysfunctional family.
"They're freaking out, as well they should be," spills the source, who says the singer, 54, will be brutally honest about her late father, Joe.
"He bullied Janet and made her feel like she was nothing without him," dishes the source. "But her siblings say they had it much worse — especially when it came to Michael." (The late star reportedly suffered verbal and physical abuse from Joe throughout his childhood.)
Jackson, who became a mom at 50 with her businessman ex, Wissam Al Mana, "is also ready to tell all about their divorce and custody battle," the source reveals. "Doing this documentary has been incredibly cathartic for her. She can't wait to shed light on her family's deep, dark secrets."
Even though Jackson has been said to be at odds with her father Joe, she hasn't been shy of expressing affection for him. After Joe passed away in 2019, Jackson opened up for the first time about his death by posting a beautiful throwback photo with him from the time when she was a child. The picture prompted her millions of fans to leave her messages of love and support in the process of healing from the loss of her father.
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The photo had a purple heart caption and showed Jackson looking away from the camera while sitting on the lap of her father. Fans flooded the post's comment section, sending love, regards and positive wishes to the "Call On Me" singer.
"Janet adored Michael but admits his lifestyle was bizarre," says the source, noting that she'll address their relationship in the doc.
At the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards, Jackson even spoke eloquently about her father's last days before he passed away. She was present to accept their Impact Award (which has now been renamed the Janet Jackson Award).
"My mother nourished me with the most extravagant love imaginable, my father, my incredible father, drove me to be the best that I can," she revealed.