Janet Jackson Premieres New Song After MTV VMA Performance
Shortly after performing a moving tribute to her brother Michael Jackson Sunday night (Sept. 13) at the MTV VMAs, Janet Jackson unveiled a new song on her official Web site. Entitled "Make Me," the song is believed to be the first single from Jackson's next album, due in spring 2010.
On the chorus of "Make Me," Jackson invokes her brother Michael's hit "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," from his 1979 album, "Off the Wall." "Don't stop it baby/Don't stop 'til you get it up," she sings over a disco-tinged beat.
Jackson directed her fans to the new song by posting a link on her Twitter page: "I hope u guys enjoyed us tonight," she wrote. "It was very special for me n I have a very special gift for all of u."
Earlier in the night, Jackson took the stage at the MTV VMAs in New York to cap off a dance medley in honor of the King of Pop's iconic music videos. She performed the siblings' 1995 duet "Scream" in front of a large projection of the song's multi-million dollar video, then quickly bowed before exiting the stage. The opening number also included renditions of "Thriller," "Bad," and "Smooth Criminal" and followed an appearance by Madonna, who gave a moving speech about Michael Jackson to open the MTV awards show.
Though Jackson has mostly kept quiet in the wake of her brother's June 25 passing, she recently spoke about how she has been coping in the October issue of Harper's Bazaar. "I've been doing okay," Jackson says. "Work helps focus all of that energy on something that is of value to you."