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  • -Thank you for coming back to our show.

  • I'm so excited that you're here,

  • and I just read some amazing things about you, all true.

  • And there was more stuff I wanted to talk about.

  • I didn't know -- you have an Oscar nomination

  • for Best Original Song. -Yes. Yes.

  • -You're the first woman to be nominated

  • for a Producer of the Year Grammy.

  • -Yes. -You have 27 top ten hits.

  • -Yes. [ Cheers and applause ]

  • -You have the record for most consecutive Top 10 hits

  • on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart by a female artist.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • And you're the first and only artist in history to have

  • seven top five hits from one album.

  • You are unbelievable. [ Cheers and applause ]

  • You're iconic.

  • Just to tell you some nice things about you.

  • -Thank you. -Is it embarrassing?

  • -Yes. [ Laughter ]

  • -Sorry about that.

  • I want to talk about so many things.

  • "Control" was your first number one album.

  • -Yes. -Before that, you were more,

  • like, into acting and doing that.

  • But what made that album different?

  • And what do you remember about that album?

  • -Oh, gosh, that was me coming into adulthood.

  • -Yeah.

  • -Being a kid, a teenager, going to Minneapolis.

  • Being with Jimmy and Terry and --

  • -Oh, yeah. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

  • -Yes. -Absolutely.

  • What would you guys get into over there in Minneapolis?

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -I was very sheltered,

  • and I went to Minneapolis with a friend, a school friend.

  • And -- a good kid, good kid.

  • Didn't get into much trouble. -Okay.

  • -But I had my moments,

  • or they gave me my moments, I should say.

  • -How did they give you your moments?

  • -You know, the drinking age I think is 18, 19

  • in Minneapolis.

  • So we went out one night and they gave me some ice cream.

  • I think it's called Brandy Alexander ice cream.

  • -Wow.

  • -Well, it had a lot of brandy in it.

  • [ Laughter ] -Really?

  • -Yes, and I -- I got messed up. -Yeah.

  • [ Laughter ] -I -- I --

  • -You know, I never had a serious drink until I was 23.

  • -Is that right? -Yeah, that's --

  • -Did you get any work done that night?

  • -No. [ Laughter ]

  • -Didn't work out? -No.

  • -Not a good thing to do at all. -No.

  • -Do you have a favorite line or favorite lyric?

  • Is there one lyric that everyone always just yells to you?

  • -Oh, gosh.

  • "Miss Jackson if you're nasty."

  • -Yeah. That's it right there. [ Cheers and applause ]

  • It has to be, right? It has to be that.

  • -I get it from everybody. -...Miss Jackson!

  • -"Miss Jackson." [ Laughter ]

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • It is iconic. That is a great line.

  • -I get it from everyone. -Really?

  • -It doesn't -- entertainers. -Everyone.

  • -Everyone.

  • -Did you realize it was going to become iconic when you sang it?

  • -No, I mean, you're just creating music.

  • No, I never did, and the story is crazy.

  • -What was the story?

  • -Once again in Minneapolis,

  • and my friend and I, we were on our way --

  • I had never taken a dance class.

  • So she had this great idea to take a dance class.

  • We were staying downtown at a hotel, at a loft.

  • And walking out of the hotel there were, like,

  • five or six older guys up against the -- you know,

  • standing up against the wall, and they just basically

  • started messing with us.

  • And -- -Cat-calling and stuff?

  • -Yeah. -Ooh.

  • -And I didn't like it very much. -No.

  • -And I was pretty embarrassed and I was actually pretty upset.

  • And I came back to the studio that night

  • and told Jimmy and Terry about my experience,

  • and it turned into the song "Nasty."

  • -Wow. That is a crazy story.

  • Yeah, cause "My first name ain't 'Baby.'"

  • -"It's Janet." -"Miss Jackson if you're nasty."

  • [ Cheers ]

  • It's the best. [ Applause ]

  • We asked your number one fan in the world, Questlove...

  • [ Laughter ]

  • I was wondering if he has any questions for you

  • that he would like to ask you.

  • Quest, do you have any questions you would like to ask

  • Miss Jackson? -Yeah, I always --

  • I always wanted to know, for years you wore

  • a key in your earring.

  • I guess for your animal cages or whatever, but...

  • -Yes. -Where is that key?

  • Like, what happened to it?

  • -I'm pretty sure it's in storage, in my storage.

  • Yes. -Wait, what? So what is this?

  • Why would you wear a key --

  • -I never kept a -- what --

  • -Key chain? -A key chain.

  • So, and I took care of the animals.

  • We had so many animals growing up.

  • -Really? And that was your job?

  • -Yeah, we had fawn, mouflon sheep,

  • peacocks, a giraffe,

  • just all kinds of animals. [ Laughter ]

  • -No, that's just -- no, it's totally relatable.

  • Every kid had that. [ Laughter ]

  • -So it was my job to feed them, to clean them,

  • to clean the cages.

  • That was my, you know, my chores.

  • -So this is a working key. -That's a working key.

  • -That's amazing. That's a good question, Quest.

  • I like that. I never knew that.

  • -So all through school I wore hooped earrings.

  • -Yeah. -And I would keep the key

  • on my earring so I wouldn't lose it.

  • -Any other questions, Quest?

  • -Yeah, in the "Miss You Much" video, you do that --

  • that dancing with the chair and the hat...

  • -Yes. -...that lands on your foot.

  • -Yes.

  • -How many takes did that take for --

  • -Oh, gosh. [ Laughter ]

  • Well, you know, it's really funny that you ask me that

  • because we shot -- I don't know how many days,

  • 'cause that was the long-form video that we were shooting

  • for "Rhythm Nation."

  • And I think we shot maybe two, three days for "Miss You Much."

  • But that I think was like the second day of shooting.

  • And it was the 23rd hour,

  • something like that, of shooting.

  • -Oh, my gosh. -And we were so delirious.

  • They brought breakfast. We were eating pancakes.

  • We were laughing like crazy.

  • And then suddenly we had to do this routine.

  • So it didn't take many takes to --

  • obviously in rehearsal you get it right.

  • But we had some mishaps.

-Thank you for coming back to our show.

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Janet Jackson Reveals the Story Behind "Nasty," What Her Earring Key Opens

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