‘Let ’em know you still got it!’ Pop icon Janet Jackson, 56, STUNS Instagram with her incredible flexibility as she shares video of herself doing a SPLIT while rehearsing for upcoming show
- The music icon is preparing for her headliner performance at Essence’s annual music festival in New Orleans on Saturday
- In a video taken at one of her rehearsals and then posted on her Instagram, Janet is seen pulling her leg into a deep heel stretch
- ‘Trying to properly stretch before these rehearsals,’ she wrote
- The singer–songwriter shares her five-year-old son Eissa Al Mana with her ex-husband Wissam Al Mana
Janet Jackson showcased her flexibility skills in a new video on Wednesday as the superstar singer prepared to take part in a dance rehearsal.
The 56-year-old music legend gave fans a glimpse into preparations for her upcoming performance at Essence’s annual music festival in New Orleans this weekend as she took to Instagram with the short clip.
In the video, Janet could be seen dressed in baggy clothing and laying down on a mat as she began to stretch out her legs.
Limber lady: Janet Jackson decided to show off her flexibility in a new social media post
Getting warmed up: The 56-year-old pop and R&B icon was seen stretching out before joining a dance rehearsal
Wow: The hitmaker pulled her leg towards her shoulder while backup dancers went through a routine in the background
‘Trying to properly stretch before these rehearsals,’ the Rhythm Nation hitmaker wrote.
The pop and R&B icon left fans and fellow celebrities in awe as she was seen pulling her leg into a deep heel stretch, while a group of backup dancers were going over a routine behind her.
Destiny’s Child hitmaker Kelly Rowland was one of the many fans who praised the singer’s limberness as she wrote: ‘Stretching EVERDAY from now on’.
Another fan tweeted: ‘How’s she more than double my age and makes me feel like I’m the one that needs to retire??’
‘So you holding stretch classes or what?’ another fan joked.
The Together Again singer’s preparation to return to the stage comes after she previously promised fans she will release new music.
Inspired: Destiny Child singer Kelly Rowland was one of many impressed fans
Watch and learn: The singer’s followers were quick to share their praise in the comments
It has been seven years since the All For You hitmaker released a studio album and fans might still have to wait a little bit longer before getting new material from the singer because her ‘number one job’ at the moment is ‘being a mama.’
The singer–songwriter, who shares her five-year-old son Eissa Al Mana with her ex-husband Wissam Al Mana, has been trying to devote every time to her child while he’s still young, before she heads back into the recording studio.
Speaking to Essence magazine, she explained: ”Even though it’s something that I absolutely love, it still is my work, my job. There will be music at some point. Exactly when? I can’t say just yet, but there will be. I love it too much not to do it. This is all I know.’
The Scream singer continued: ‘It’s so funny because I see the fans asking, ‘When are we going to get Black Diamond?’ ‘Will you please release?’
‘Sometimes things happen that you don’t expect to happen, and you have to figure things out — or you’re in a space in your life when you have to take a step back and take a break for a minute.’
Lighting up the stage: The music icon was preparing for her headliner performance at Essence’s annual music festival in New Orleans on Saturday
Iconic: The All For You singer recently promised fans she would be releasing new music in the future
When looking back at all she had accomplished throughout her career so far, the seasoned performer stated she isn’t one to put much stock in professional accomplishments.
‘I’ve never been that person to have my awards on display. There’s nothing wrong with it, that’s just not me. Being able to wake up and see my baby another day. The space I might be in at that moment within my soul. What I’ve accomplished within myself. How far I’ve come from that child there to the woman that I am today. That’s success,’ she explained.
‘If you came to my home, you would never know — if you did not know who I was — that I am an entertainer. I don’t have one award on my wall.’
Janet proved she wasn’t exaggerating as she revealed she keeps all her awards in a ‘warehouse’ out of public view.
‘I’m just saving them for my baby, whatever he wants to do with them. I remember when Jermaine [Dupri] and I were together, he said to me, ‘Where are your Grammys? Why don’t you have your Grammys?’ So I had them brought over, because he wanted them out, so that’s what I did,’ she recalled. ‘Just the Grammys, nothing else. After we went our separate ways, they went back in the warehouse and haven’t come out since.’