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Benjamin Kuerstein, Associated Press

Jackson, 45, agreed to answer some questions via email. Her answers were short and sweet, punctuated with emoticons. She didn't give direct or in-depth responses about such controversies as her lip-syncing in concert and her infamous 2004 Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction but she did address them.

Q: What will it be like to perform all your hits in Minneapolis, where so many were written and recorded?

A: It is going to be fun for me! I can't wait to get back to Minneapolis and see all my fans there.

Q: What one thing must you do while you're in Minneapolis?

A: Get some apple pie pizza from Sidney's, if they still exist. :oD. [Editor's note: Janet Sidney's restaurant chain closed in 2006. ].

Q: What's your favorite memory of Minneapolis?

A: I have so many, but being in Minneapolis to record "Control" stands out. It was the first time I was recording a CD without my family. It was a great.

Q: What's your worst memory of Minneapolis?

A: The winters!!! :0(

Q: I heard some guys stalked you by your hotel when you were recording "Control" in 1985. What's that story?

A: "Nasty" is the story for that question. That song came out of that experience.

Q: What did Kevin Garnett say to you later after you brought him onstage at Target Center for the seductive "Rope Burn" in 1998?

A: Kevin Garnett wanted to hook up. :0)

Q: What do you like most about this tour? The least?

A: I am having so much fun on this tour. It is the largest ever world tour for me. Whenever possible, I am choosing more intimate venues. I love being able to see everyone's face in the audience.

Q: What is it like to perform "Scream" without your brother Michael?

A: It is amazing. It's very therapeutic. The energy of the song is fierce but it makes me smile inside when I hear him, when I hear his voice.

Q: What goes through your mind onstage on this tour vs. what went through your mind onstage during your arena tours?

A: All I can think about during the show is how much fun I am having and how grateful I am to all the fans who have supported me all these years.

Q: Why do you end the show with "Together Again"?

A: I love what the song says... I am letting the audience know that we will be together again... hopefully soon!

Q: Over the years, some people have said that Janet lip-syncs in concert. What's the situation on this tour? Is all your singing live?

A: Yes, I am singing live.

Q: What did you learn about yourself from writing your self-help book "True You" that landed on the New York Times bestseller list this year?

A: I learned so much! One thing is that there were several issues that I thought I had grown past. It turns out, that I still had some work to do on them. I also learned that it was a long road, but I am happy with my life and who I am. That is not to say that I am not still working to better myself, but I am happy.

Q: What's the hardest thing about being Janet Jackson?

A: Answering that question. LOL

Q: How has Michael's death changed you?

A: I appreciate life even more.

Q: Now that Nicki Minaj and others have had wardrobe malfunctions on TV, how do you feel about what happened to you because of your wardrobe malfunction at the Super Bowl?

A: Well, I am sorry that it has happened to others. It is not a great feeling and I sympathize with them. I find it interesting in my case that I am the only person who it seems to still come up for.

Q: Talk about the challenges of being a pop star today vs what things were like for you in the '80s and '90s. What kind of things in this 24/7 media world do Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna and the new breed of pop divas have to deal with that you, Madonna, Whitney and Mariah didn't?

A: The business today is very different. The Internet plays an important role in music today. You can have an unknown artist become popular by posting their music on the web. Record labels are all looking for new ways to promote their artist and, in a lot of ways; the artist must take a more involved role. In the past, the label did that for you.

Q: What can you tell us about your movie plans?

A: I am excited to have partnered with Lionsgate to produce my first film. I am reading a lot of scripts and really enjoying the process. I am also reading scripts to act in as well.

Q: How 'bout recording plans?

A: I will go back into the studio later this year or early next. I am not sure what I will be doing yet. I like to be inspired by what is going on in my life at that time.

Q: What are your thoughts about working with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis again?

A: I love those guys. It would be fun to work with them again at some point.

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Q: What's the hardest thing about being Janet Jackson?

A: Answering that question. LOL

Q: What did Kevin Garnett say to you later after you brought him onstage at Target Center for the seductive "Rope Burn" in 1998?

A: Kevin Garnett wanted to hook up. :0)

She's so cute LOL.

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Q: Over the years, some people have said that Janet lip-syncs in concert. What's the situation on this tour? Is all your singing live?

A: Yes, I am singing live.

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Q: Now that Nicki Minaj and others have had wardrobe malfunctions on TV, how do you feel about what happened to you because of your wardrobe malfunction at the Super Bowl?

A: Well, I am sorry that it has happened to others. It is not a great feeling and I sympathize with them. I find it interesting in my case that I am the only person who it seems to still come up for.

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Q: Over the years, some people have said that Janet lip-syncs in concert. What's the situation on this tour? Is all your singing live?

A: Yes, I am singing live.

Note: She doesn't actually specify how much of her singing is live. So technically, she's not lying. :w00t: :w00t:

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Q: Over the years, some people have said that Janet lip-syncs in concert. What's the situation on this tour? Is all your singing live?

A: Yes, I am singing live.

"Don't try it. My singing is live muthafucka."

CLOCK em JanHOVA!!!!!!!

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Q: Now that Nicki Minaj and others have had wardrobe malfunctions on TV, how do you feel about what happened to you because of your wardrobe malfunction at the Super Bowl?

A: Well, I am sorry that it has happened to others. It is not a great feeling and I sympathize with them. I find it interesting in my case that I am the only person who it seems to still come up for.

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i must say when i saw janet in March she did sound live the entire show :lol:

I agree, I saw her 7th row on Tuesday and can say the same thing, its obvious she had backing vocals going on but she was singin in that mike from what I heard, and it didnt sound hardly the same as she did when I saw her in Chicago

(But like Henrietta warned, the topic is never a solid answer or a easy convo among Janfans, people have their minds made up 1 way or another, some of which have never even been in the same room as her when she's with a microphone)

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