Janet Jackson: The underwear
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 August 2008
Janet Jackson is releasing her own range of underwear.
Designed by the singer in collaboration with Australian designer Bruno Schiavi, the line is named after Janet's 1987 hit 'Pleasure Principle'.
Janet said: "People have come to me with other ideas but lingerie is a passion for me. Just like music and acting, I can't do it unless I put 100 per cent into it. I've always hated it when lingerie is uncomfortable."
The underwear line will debut in the US in November before being sold around the world and will feature bras and pants. All items will be priced under £20.
Janet, 42, knows the importance of good underwear only too well.
In 2004, she famously had a 'wardrobe malfunction' at the Super Bowl, where her breast popped out on live TV as she performed with Justin Timberlake.
Janet - who has battled fluctuating weight, and once claimed to have lost 60 pounds in four months - has also previously talked about people's perception of her, saying she has learned to accept her body.
Janet said: "I like myself a lot more than I used to. I had a very difficult time in my 20s especially. It was hard for me to look in the mirror and find something that I liked about myself. There is a moment when you get older when your metabolism slows down and you don't feel like working out any more, so you don't keep yourself fit anymore, but that's your decision. Why should you be judged for it?"