Janet Jackson pays tribute to Michael Jackson on his 60th birthday with Remember the Time-themed video
The video features a Janet playing a queen, decked in black and gold judging dancers on their skill. A clear reminder of how Iman judged dancers in MJ 1992 video
On Michael Jackson's 60th birthday, sister Janet Jackson paid tribute to the late singer in the best way possible. Janet collaborated with Kwaylon Rogers, aka Blame It On Kway, to shoot a video that is like a nod to her brother's iconic 'Remember the Time' music video. The 1-minute-11-second long clip, which is not yet available publicly, features Janet in the role of a queen who is decked in black and gold and judging dancers on their skill — a clear reminder of how Iman judged dancers in Michael Jackson's 1992 video.
Kwaylon, who was clearly proud of the clip, shared his excitement on Instagram in a series of photos and videos with comments from his friends. In the shots, Cardi B says, "Bitch we made it!!" in response to a text he said asking her "Don't show it to anyone!" with a heart emoji. Teyana Taylor was just as happy. She said, "Omgggggggg. I'm so fucking happy for you!! I love this!!!!" with several wailing emojis. Regina Hall said, "I love it baby! It's hysterical!!!!".
Events have been planned across the world to mark the King of Pop's 60th birthday. From a giant Diamond Celebration crown at Southbank - Observation Point in London, to a mural in Hamburg, Germany, and fan-generated gatherings in Japan, Spain, and Moscow, to a party for over 1300 fans in Las Vegas, celebrations have been planned to salute the late singer.
To recognize the importance of the day, Sony Music and the Estate of Michael Jackson are releasing Michael Jackson x Mark Ronson: Diamonds are Invincible, Grammy award-winning producer/artist/DJ Mark Ronson’s take on some of Michael Jackson’s biggest hits.
Ronson said, "It was such an amazing, awe-inspiring and insanely intimidating task to put this together, although you’d need hours and hours to fit all of Michael’s classic tunes into one track. I wanted this to feel like being on the dancefloor at a sweaty, wild NYC club getting down to as much MJ as possible in five minutes. And I can’t wait for you to all hear the extended version coming soon."
Prince and Paris Jackson will be a part of a special presentation to their father from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation for which Paris is an Ambassador. A DJ set from Mark Ronson and a surprise performance by an 8x Grammy-winning star will entertain the crowd.
Earlier in the day, luxury shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti announced 'Giuseppe Tribute to Michael Jackson', a limited-edition sneaker collection with each pair numbered in sequence, available in mid-October in select Giuseppe Zanotti stores worldwide and giuseppezanotti.com, and exclusively at Neiman Marcus and Neimanmarcus.com in the US. C
reated in partnership with the Estate of Michael Jackson, each exclusive sneaker will be numbered in sequence and will feature Swarovski crystals on the fasteners and Michael’s name engraved on the buckle.