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Janet returns to Gary, Indiana

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She appears at the 5:00 minute mark in the video

 

With Randy at Roosevelt High School (currently live on Facebook)

 

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Additional links of Janet with Randy at Roosevelt High School (currently live on Facebook):

 

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That was sweet. Does she even remember living there?! :lol: 

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Edited the different videos and made it just a long video and uploaded it to my YouTube channel. So the video below is Janet and Randy at the original Jackson family house, them visiting the Roosevelt High School Auditorium, and then the Q & A with the students of Roosevelt High School:

 

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"it was nice"...that's the media interview folks :lol:

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:wub: this is the happiest I think we have seen her yet!

ot why are there hardly any books in the library?!?

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The singer, youngest sibling of the Jackson family, and her brother Randy, spent time at the Jackson childhood home at 2300 Jackson St. in Gary. They also visited Roosevelt High School to talk with students and encourage them to pursue their dreams.

 

The Jacksons' visit to Gary came a day after Janet's tour stop on her State of The World Tour at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.

Janet told Roosevelt students she was proud to be back in Gary.

"The last time I was here I was eight years old," said the Grammy-winning singer. She said when her brothers began to get famous and the family moved to Los Angeles she was about two or three years old.

The soft spoken singer said she was excited to be back but it was also very emotional.

"When I saw the house ... I just started crying," she said, with tears in her eyes. "Me and my family are so blessed. I'm so thankful," Janet said.

"We wanted to come here and visit Roosevelt," Randy said. Jackson siblings Jackie and Rebbie attended the school when the family lived in Gary.

"When we left (Gary) all we had was love and a dream," Randy added.

During the Q & A, students asked advice for going after an entertainment career, wondered who the siblings admire in the music field and other inquiries about their show business lives.

 
 
 
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Janet told students she looks fondly on those younger days with her family.

"I miss those times when I was with my brothers and sisters and we would all be performing together," she said.

The singer, who had her first child in February at the age of 51, said she feels extremely blessed to have had a chance to have a baby.

 

"Every doctor told me it wasn't possible. But I've got a beautiful, healthy son. He'll be 10 months old," she said.

When asked advice for going after dreams, Janet said "Stay focused and keep your dream." She added there's much out there to detain people from reaching their goals.

Randy added, "Be the best you can be, work hard and keep God in it."

"Yes, that's most important, " Janet stressed. "Always keep God close to you."

Janet said she had a number of favorite musical artists but her main inspiration in the business definitely has roots with her brothers.

"That's where it all started for me," she said. She also enjoys various jazz musicians, the iconic Motown artists, Bruno Mars and Chance the Rapper.

When a student asked what a favorite past album of hers was, she singled out "Rhythm Nation."

"When I was writing it, the things (that were happening then) are still happening." She pointed to "drugs, ignorance, racism" and the other tragedies and evils currently going on in the world.

 

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I’m sure this was filmed for the Netflix doc 

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That was sweet. Does she even remember living there?! :lol: 

Hell naw I bet she remembers jumping up and down on the big bed in Havenhurst :rolleyes: she probably like whew shit gurl I got closets full of shoes bigger than this :lol:

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(swipe to last post to see video of Janet meeting fans in Gary)

 

 
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She's so pretty.

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Can we just take a moment and admire how scaled back her appearance is...I mean she's been on this 'fuck looking cute I'm trying to be comfortable' thing for a minute but it's just so refreshing to see her look like one of the common folk that she is surrounded by. #thehumility

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She looked a kid hopping off the porch that way:lol:

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I hate going on YouTube and under a Janet video folks are always talking about MJ and how Janet reminds them of him but Chile...

This pic SCREAMS Michael Jackson :lol: #omgcantbelievewhatIsaw

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She looked a kid hopping off the porch that way:lol:

I loved that part the most from the trip to 2300 Jackson street, it was adorable :wub:

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As a lifelong fan of Janet and the whole Jackson family, this means so much to me.  It's not that they simply avoid doing interviews.  They are not celebrities just locked away in some tower, but they actually give THOUGHT to their public appearances.  

The Jacksons have always been huge proponents of black media.  Anyone ever notice that it was rare for Janet to miss a Soul Train Awards show or Essence?  Yet how many times did she show at the Grammys?  Anyone remember her first public appearance in 2015??  It was at the BET awards.  

And now, Janet and Randy are shining the world spotlight on their hometown of Gary, and inspiring young people to reach higher.  It means so much more than just "another interview" could.  

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The fact that her first interview was given to a bunch of under privileged kids from disadvantage neighborhood that her family grew up in speaks volumes to her character.

And I want to retract my early statement about her appearance being scaled back...I often forget that Janet is a tomboy at heart, that's essentially why she could careless...:lol:...i guess we should all appreciate the fact that she wears makeup and a red lip -_-

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