Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Omigod! Janet's 40!

So, that means it was friggin' thirty-five years ago that I thought you were so "lucky" to have The Jacksons as your brothers?! Thirty years ago that you were on Good Times getting burned with that iron by Kim Fields' mom?! (She still freaks me out to this day!) It's been twenty-five years since I copied that key in your earring and followed your every (alleged) move in Right On! magazine? Twenty-years since Control? Omigod girl! We all "grown" and whatnot! When did that happen? Geez!

Anyway, I wish you the best on your big day. People can say what they want to about you but you're still here. I mean, please - I can remember when Stacy Lattisaw had a bigger career than you! I can also remember editors telling me (in my magazine days) that you weren't "important enough" for a cover - even though you were breaking records, selling out stadiums worldwide and had regular #1 records. Today, they wouldn't dream of denying Beyonce her rightful cover - and I know you were a part of the crew that broke that barrier down, so I tip my hat to you.

Happy Birthday!



Blogger Sangindiva said...

Funny how time flies...
whether you're having fun or not!
Happy Birthday to you Ms. Jackson-
'cause you taught me how to be nasty,
um,on the dance floor :)

May 16, 2006 at 6:46 AM  
Blogger Rune said...

Who is Janet Jackson?

May 16, 2006 at 7:56 AM  
Blogger Cocoa Girl said...

That was real nice:) She is truly a surviving when it comes to the 'Wood.

Folks should give her her props!

May 16, 2006 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Miss Ahmad said...

good old janet, i think every guy i've dated had a crush on penny! i was never really into her music, but there's no denying that she's a helluva entertainer!

May 16, 2006 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger P said...

No surprises here.


May 16, 2006 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger The Phoenix aka ThatGirlTam said...

I hope I look that good at 40...

May 16, 2006 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger Nichelle said...

Sangin Diva - Time does fly doesn't it? Oh, and I'm sure you are just so innocent (ha!)

Rune - I know Janet's not you're type of brunette, but you need to stop playin'...

Cocoa - Folks should definitely give Janet her props. There's something to be said about longevity.

Glam - It seemed like every guy I knew back in the day had a crush on her too. But hey, as far as I was concerned, they had to compete with Philip Michael Thomas!

P - Black definitely won't crack - as long as you take care of it!

Phoenix - I'm sure you will look that good at 40!

May 16, 2006 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger SmartBlkWoman said...

Here is one women hoping ( and praying and wishing) she looks as good as Janet does when she gets 40. Now I just have to wonder what she is doing with Jermaine Dupri?

May 16, 2006 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger Rune said...

I have no type of brunette...I just like the dark color...

May 16, 2006 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Nichelle said...

SmartBlkwoman - I'm sneaking up on 40 myself, so I'm working on it.

Rune - Okay, if you say so...

May 16, 2006 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Supa said...

Happy Birthday little Penny!!!

The Jermaine Dupree thing is still very disturbing... (lol!)

Janet is a true diva.

May 17, 2006 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger Aba Boy said...

Happy Birthday Ms. Jackson and thanks for
"What have you done for me lately". That song made life a bit hard for some of us...

True diva..

May 19, 2006 at 6:39 AM  
Blogger Nichelle said...

She is definitely a diva! And we are critically low on divas in our generation.

May 19, 2006 at 11:15 AM  

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