Janet's A&R of Rhythm Nation Records, Jareiq Kabara (https://www.instagram.com/jqlondon/) has mentioned new Janet music on his Instagram Stories multiple times so those that follow him know that that new Janet music is coming just obviously an official date isn't confirmed for when it is going to be released. Gil doesn't ever necessarily always tell all the Janet information he could on Instagram Live (so never much info like any new Janet music, tour ideas, and/or possible music videos). He limits himself on what he says because he knows it is going to be shared across the fan forums, Facebook Fan Group, Twitter, etc. Anyways I saw Gil's Instagram Live and what Gil meant by making appearances is him saying that Janet isn't interested in making appearances anymore unless they are for important events/causes like the Out event recently, visiting Gary, visiting victims of Hurricane Harvey,etc. Similarly on Instagram Live months ago he said Janet isn't interested in really doing interviews anymore (not as if that is a surprise she hasn't done a tv interview since 2012 and only did that Q&A in Gary recently). He said she is more about behind the scenes then fast forward to now on the State Of The World Tour where we are getting a decent amount of behind the scenes pictures and videos for the State Of The World Tour.