Like a moth to the flame, burned by the J.Lo, our love for Janet Damita Jo Jackson is blind, can’t you see our desire?
In anticipation of her new album, we decided to delve deep into Baby Miss Jackson Privacy Control’s video vault. But since her videography only comes in three modes: iconic, more iconic or MOST ICONIC, we’re shining the spotlight on seven of her lesser-known but unbelievably essential video triumphs. Alright!
1.) “Dream Street”
Sure, this Debbie Allen-lensed, Fame-approved clip is only one or two production values above a Kids Incorporated number. Luckily, Janet’s smile and her red-leather stair dance are the only special effects she needs. Cleo Hewitt, you’re gonna make it.
THE YOUTUBE COMMENT VERDICT: “Janet and her signature ‘shoulder dance.’ LOL”
2.) “Go Deep”
As quintessentially 1990s as Janet’s chunky red highlights or the glow-button touch-tone phone on which our hero orders his pizza, this video is one of the best from the shakin’ up suburbia school. Plus, the premise is universal: Who wouldn’t hate to wake up seconds before a covered-in-suds Janet slithers atop you?
THE YOUTUBE COMMENT VERDICT: “They are messing up that kids house on purpose ITS TIME TO WHOOP-ASS”
3.) “What’s It Gonna Be?!”
From the aptly named director Hype Williams comes this semi-controversial clip that brings to mind this and that. Busta’s great and all, but let’s be real: Janet steals this song while looking foooiinne, serving up Cenobite realness.
THE YOUTUBE COMMENT VERDICT: “fapity fapfap”
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