By Hayden Wright
Since the release of her 11th studio album Unbreakable last year, Janet Jackson has taken her fans on quite an interesting ride: She scheduled a tour, postponed most of the dates and dropped major bits of family news along the way. Yesterday, outlets reported that the 49-year-old icon is expecting her first child. That may explain why she chose the moment to drop her new video, aptly titled “Dammn Baby.”
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The video takes a monochromatic cue from past videos like “Scream” (which she shot with her late brother Michael) and “Rhythm Nation.” Pregnant or not, Janet is in top dancing form, once again leading a triangular formation of backup dancers. The song’s lyrics don’t address family planning, but they do reveal a key romantic partnership: “A brand new movement / that started with a conversation in a café / It’s all about love.”
Jackson debuted the video at midnight on her Twitter page.