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What Y’all Not Gon’ Do Is Come For Janet Damita Jo Jackson

Unless you live under a social media rock, you are likely aware that it was reported very recently that (as Alex Hardy refers to her) Saint Janet Damita Jo Jackson and her husband, Wissam Al Mana, have split after 5.16666667 years of marriage. You also know that Janet Jackson is reportedly worth $175 million (according to reports, natch) and Al Mana is reportedly worth nearly a billion (according to reports, more natch).

You probably also read or read somebody repeat the statements from that TMZ article about how many prenuptial agreements have length of time markers, typically 5- or 10-year points, which, once reached, delineate how much money a particular spouse will receive in spousal support, etc.

THEN you read that, much like Paul Wall, Janet had the internet going nuts because according to an ashy meme, Janet waited until the 5-year mark to cash in on a speculated ass $500 million takeaway from the entire ordeal. According to a Page Six article, she looks to maybe receive $200 million IN AN AGREED UPON agreement. Of course, the sources are “family” who maybe talk too much. Maybe.

Point is, we’re all without facts. Yet, without facts, niggas jumped out the window. My timeline has been inundated with shade towards Janet for being a gold-digger that’s going after buddy’s money. Janet Motherfucking Jackson, who has done nothing to anybody but give us Rhythm Nation 1814, the Janet album, beaucoup gorgeous pictures, the cutest adult laugh of all time, the Rhythm Nation 1814 mini-movie that starred a pre-Kaine Tyrin Turner, some super questionable but “aww, she tried” acting in Tyler Perry films Why Did I Get Married and Why Did I Get Married, Too?, and a basket of other kittens that we should all be thankful for.

But nope, some folks (read mainly men) decided to jump on the Janet as moneygrubbin’ woman who is out for a man’s dividends train. And since all clowns love a good parade, the suspect police was out in full force feeding each other like Gremlins after midnight.

I don’t know Janet personally. I’ve been to several concerts and if I squinted real hard, I might could make a case that she was singing to me, but I’m probably making that up. For the most part, I’m just a guy standing in front of a television screen (or tablet or smart phone) watching an artist that has been a literal part of my entire life who is befuddled, Plymouth rock landing on me confused by how idiotic so many people seem behind this. Sure there are some jokes. That’s fine; ain’t no celeb above some humor at their expense. But there are actual people, and news outlets, with fallacious accusations and whimsical non-sense rooted in abject conjecture and nincompoopery.

Janet Jackson is already rich and has been already rich longer than many of us have been alive. What she look like comin’ after the pockets of a man she clearly didn’t have to marry for money. If Janet walked away from her marriage without a dime more than she brought into it, she’d never want for anything ever again. Yet somehow, this woman worth nine figures is on some gold-diggin’, comin’ in the game on some modelin’ shit non-sense? Even the Page Six article states, quite assholishly, that due to the terms of the prenup, she’d “net” $100 million if they were married for 5-years and it would double if they had a child as if this was purely a business decision. Puh-lease. This woman had a kid at 50; that could NOT have been an easy pregnancy. I imagine she was there for the long haul but also knew that if something went wrong she and her child would be okay.

And let’s be real, prenups protect both parties. But they both agreed to them for reasons.

Even more stupid is all of the reporting –and a pox on every outlet reporting about “typical” prenups in relation to Janet and Wissam’s without nary a document to support it – about their prenup. Ain’t nobody seent it. And if anybody had, it would be all over the net. You know it. I know it. But every source is quick to tell you what they believe is in it. And what family source is leaking the AGREED UPON TERMS? And for why? Yet, to quote the 754th greatest R&B group of all time, Portrait, here we go again. Even Waldo Geraldo Faldo wouldn’t be so asinine in his judgement.

Yo two hos and a bottle of rum if you get that joke.

Why don’t people want other people to be great, b?

It really annoys me whenever I read and hear statements (typically by men) about feeling completely duped by the system for child support or spousal support. And don’t get me wrong, I get why we don’t think every judgement is fair, and for every woman out there just trying to get what’s necessary, you get the wife of Mike Epps out here asking for like $109k a MONTH in support and that’s just ridiculous. But every situation isn’t that one and most of the recipients of spousal support (which can be men too) are getting it for purposes of actually taking care of their life and children. As it should be.

But this rush to label women in these situations as gold-diggers or harlots who are just out to run a man’s pockets is unfair, especially in this case. Janet is GOOD money, fam. She probably still has checks she hasn’t cashed yet. She can go make more. Folks are outchea waiting for that next tour.

Point is, y’all need to lay off Janet. She ain’t did nothing to nobody but make our lives better and sometimes act in Tyler Perry movies which has the opposite effect. However, she’s also rich with long money. Stop projecting.

Panama Jackson

Panama Jackson is pretty fly (and gorgeous) for a light guy. He used to ship his frito to Tito in the District, but shipping prices increased so he moved there to save money. He refuses to eat cocaine chicken. When he's not saving humanity with his words or making music with his mouth, you can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking her fine liquors. Most importantly, he believes the children are our future. You can hit him on his hitter at panamadjackson@gmail.com.

  • Janet is just out here living the pleasure principle. Ya’ll better leave Damita Jo Be!!! #teamJJ #misschampagneifyanasty

  • cakes_and_pies

    People were trying yesterday, but overall, nothing of the slandering I saw wasn’t ‘sticking’ to her. I think if she would have down this to a Black man, all the Black Bitter Bryans would have been out in full force.

  • This! The men dragging Janet (and also some women) are the same fboys that won’t can’t fathom Ciara being great and fine without Future.

    • GeeKayGee

      I really don’t understand that loathing towards Ciara at all. She did what you’re supposed to do when you’re with a terrible, disrespectful SO – find someone who treats you better. It is supposed to serve as a learning experience and Ciara learned. Yet, people are mad at her for doing so.

      • IDontKnowAnyMore

        I don’t get it either. People act like someone can’t change or do better than the previous person/people they were with.

        • grownandsexy2

          Part of it may be that she has the audacity to change wherein the folks that are similarly situated do not have the fortitude to do better.

          • FromTokyo

            This EXACTLY.

        • Black women are never to course correct or be redeemed. Didn’t ya know!

      • Part of it is that she got with a dude that comes off like a cornball. It’s unfair, but Ciara is living the ashy Twitter nightmare: pretty girl gets with a thug, has some kids by him, then gets saved by the Nice Guy.

        • GeeKayGee

          Hrmmm…you might be right. It may be partly due to Westbrook coming off corny. Oh well, bully for Ciara cause I like a few drops of corny in men, too.

          • Madam CJ_Skywalker

            Russell Wilson I think you meant.

            • GeeKayGee

              Thanks! lololol I don’t follow football or Ciara’s life too closely.

          • LeeLee

            “I like a few drops of corny in men, too.”


          • Overtymem Usicradio

            What’s so corny about him?

        • Shay

          What I hate about the idea that Ciara was saved is the same thing I hate about all this “gold digging” mess being thrown Janet’s way. Last time I checked neither one of these women needed to be saved, needed a check from ANYONE, or went looking for these men. Last I saw, these men sought after and pursued these women, fell in love with everything about these women, and ASKED these women to spend their lives with them. Ciara and Janet ALLOWED these men into their lives, a benefit that both these men clearly found to be worth the price of admission. Ain’t no victims here. Ain’t no saints vs. sinners here either. The only ppl who know if anyone was “saved” by these relationships are the people involved. (I hate the idea that Russell was somehow better because we don’t know his personal business pre Ciara, or that Wissam was a comeup for Janet like he didn’t achieve the dream of millions of men)

          • I agree. To the extent the two ladies did anything wrong is well within the boundaries of typical relationship drama.

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        • Marion Dooley

          He’s a cornball that treats her right and isn’t an asshole.

        • Overtymem Usicradio

          What’s so cornball about Russell?

      • Man, these ninjas think every move she and Russell make are aimed at Future. They ain’t paying him no attention. But he is the one with 2 albums about her.

        • GeeKayGee

          Maybe it’s the petty in me, but even if some of her and Russell’s actions are shots at Future…I can understand why. Future did Ciara dirty. So if she wants to toss a few “I’m living my life and I’m happy and rich and still fine and fly” moments in his face, then so be it. #Ciaradeserves

          Not saying I would do the same, but I understand it.

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      • Janelle Doe

        Well said!
        I love your points.
        All daughters (and sons) should be learning this- not ride or die in perpetuity

      • SororSalsa

        The guys that flame Ciara online are the Feckboys Emeritus of Future University. I think they believe that somehow, because they can relate, this makes them on par with Future. And yet….no.

  • Val

    The important thing here is that now that Janet has cut this dude loose she can get back to her whisper-singing career.

    *goes to sit in corner*

  • HouseOfBonnets

    If said prenuptial rumors are true our legend is about to get paid and I am not mad….. The ultimate finesse. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2dbf506621862fd576634216db8c81c65b308e206b2006c6f3209c9fb9b50a3a.png

    • Joanne the Scammer though? LOL

      • KMN


      • HouseOfBonnets

        I mean she’s leaving three minutes after the five year agreement…….We could all learn from this.

        • Janelle Doe

          Uh huh
          *note taking for friends

    • Jae Starz

      And just like that I am done for today. Y’all enjoy the rest of your week. *crying*

    • MsCee

      I bout passed tf out scrolling upon this…lawd, people play allllll day.

  • Notorious FWC

    Well said.

  • miss t-lee

    All of her acting has been “ahh, she tried” going all the way back to Penny from Good Times. But, I digress.

    I just love how folks are really trying to call her a gold digger. Like…the woman’s been married three times, and a this has been like the first marriage where she wasn’t the main bread winner.
    Janet been good in the money department, and will continue to be.

  • TheOtherJerome

    Anyone who thinks Janet is a gold digger is a moron. She was doggone near born wealthy.

    • BlackMamba

      Morons still argue Beyonce loves Jay Z for money.

      • cedriclathan

        I’d bet that if he wasn’t wealthy, she wouldn’t have ever got with him. Never heard from her lips, “Mmmmmmm, tha’s a fine a$$ U*ber driver here. Wus yo name? Jay? Damnnnn!”

        • Deeds

          Or rich and famous people get with other rich and famous people because they run in the same circles and have the same lifestyle. What would she have in common with an Uber driver.

          • NonyaB?

            Exactly. And frankly, if she was single, she’d have every right to prefer dating in her socio-economic class to avoid the messy hayle that often occurs otherwise, especially when it’s the man (and his ego) that’s the poorer one in a couple.

            • Kat

              He po and mad

            • JennyJazzhands

              Insert Mary j and kendu gif here.

            • SororSalsa

              You ain’t NEVER lied. Men complain that successful women are too uppity and won’t date a “regular” dude. But see what happens the first time that successful woman whips out her credit card to pay for a meal or buy some movie tickets. Dude is all in his feelings. You can’t win…either you’re trying to run his pockets or you’re trying to emasculate them. Not saying this is every man, but it is a struggle.

              • Yay Radley

                “But see what happens the first time that successful woman whips out her credit card to pay for a meal or buy some movie tickets.”


                And on the flip side, see what happens when she doesn’t? Kneegrow, just because she can afford to front the date, doesn’t mean you should EXPECT her to, or get an attitude when she doesn’t. Where is this done?

          • ThePrestigeSeries

            I agree. Also, the same thing can be said about Jay-Z for Beyoncé. I doubt she would have registered on his radar for wife potential if she were working at Applebee’s.

            • Kat

              Exactly a one nighter, possibly two. That’s it

          • cedriclathan

            That was my point. You’d have to be rich and/or famous just to run in her circle.

        • Kat

          Bruh…you reaching and mad about it.

        • Zil Nabu

          Why would she. People date within their social circles and social networks are significantly tied to class. I don’t chill with Wal-Mart cashiers, but I’m also not getting invites to Diddy’s white party either.

      • Msdebbs

        now if that was true she would’ve retired from music the minute they got married…delusional negros irk my nerves

      • Brown Rose

        Yeah. Beyoncé by herself is worth, North at least 82 million.

        • Yay Radley

          More! I think the last estimate I saw put her at over $400 mil. Remember that line about “when it’s a billion dollars on a elevator.?” This was pre-Cranes…you know Solange only accounted for like $8.73 of that.

          • Brown Rose

            My estimates were about two years ago. Looked it up, latest for 2017 have her just shy of 300 million. JayZ is about double that on his own. Beyonce is her own industry and country. Impressive.

          • SororSalsa

            I’m sorry…was Warren Buffet in there too??? Does Julius have a secret stash? I’m not saying that Jay and Beyonce don’t have money, but a billion? Nah, not buying it.

            • Leggy

              Beyoncé is worth 450m according to Forbes and jayz is worth 610m. Soooo do the math.

            • Yay Radley

              I know it’s hard to believe, but ’tis true. They are a real life power couple in these streets.

          • Brother Undercover

            Stop being mean to Solange. :) You wrong for that.

            • Yay Radley

              I love Solange! But I have no delusions about how far those Proud Family dollars stretched. Just saying.

      • grownandsexy2

        Let the morons argue, while they live the good life.

    • Ess Tee

      Them ashy fools are projecting. Some probably don’t even have $175 saved up but want to say that a woman with a net worth of $175M is tryna trap her (soon-to-be) ex.

      This is the wealthier version of the Ciara-Future paradox.

      • miss t-lee


  • I won’t front. The timing is a bit odd. Also, didn’t Nicole Kidman divorce Tom Cruise on some weird timing ish where she made more money? I’m not saying it’s right, but I told you that you’re next 8-9 figures based on when you made a decision, I’m sure it would be a factor.

    That said, you’re right. Janet is financially fine. I do wonder about her judgment since she had a baby at 50 with a dude who wasn’t a good cultural fit. Then again, that’s reg’lar relationship ish. People screw up every day like that. The check is a nice parting gift, but those Ramadan/Thanksgiving exchanges are going to be…interesting. Yes, that’s the word I’m rocking with.

    • BlackMamba

      Todd why are you so cool?

    • NotToday

      Wasn’t it Tom who left Nicole so he’d save some $$? I thought she was blindsided by the whole thing. Now I have to google this…

      • You could be right. I do know that cash was a major factor in their divorce.

    • BrothasKeeper

      The Jacksons just do things…………unconventionally. It’s their right. Michael had vitiligo, but he decided to turn down the melanin. Janet had a baby at 50. Jermaine’s hairline…..Tito existing……Latoya’s “singing career”…..

      • Word. Sometimes dumb ish doesn’t require a dollar amount. It’s just dumb, the end. Remember, this is the same family where two brothers got the same girl pregnant, and Michael had to come up with the child support money. This doesn’t seem like a group of rational actors.

        • grownandsexy2

          The Jacksons are regular folks with money. Some of the people I know would make them all look like angels.

      • Val

        And of course, Michael bought some White kids.

      • MsKeisha23

        Hairline? Snap on hair cap is more like it lol. And not for nothin….Latoya’s Hearts Don’t Lie was the ish back in the day lol. Rebbie was smart and escaped the compound EARLY.

        • BrothasKeeper

          In 1984, The Jacksons could do no wrong. Michael sang back-up on a song, and the song went to #1. If Tito had put out a solo record that year, it would’ve gone platinum. It was unprecedented.

          • Looking4Treble

            “I always feel like, somebody’s watchin…”

            I’ll see myself out. (moonwalks out)

      • Robert Dotson


        • BrothasKeeper

          Vallerina taught me.

      • Zil Nabu
        • BrothasKeeper


          • Zil Nabu

            I knew you’d like it!

    • cakes_and_pies

      How do you know he wasn’t a good cultural fit? People change after the have a baby. That’s just a fact.

      • I said good cultural fit because that’s what the press release said. Perhaps it’s BS. *shrugs*

    • catgee12

      Actually I believe it was Tom Cruise who filed for divorce and listed a date of separtion that would be less than 10 years so that the marriage wouldn’t be “long term” and there wouldn’t have to be an equitable split of assets …

      • Ah OK. Still, shady decision making, right?

    • Jo ‘Mama’ Besser

      I think he divorced her just short of the 10-year mark so she’d get less money.

  • KMN

    Listen, I was legit mad as heII when she canceled her tour..i was ready to rock into 40 seeing her pleasure principle her behind clear cross the stage…but after she came up on this ICONIC come up…I forgive her and bow at her feet lmao

    • D-Nice

      I was supposed to see the St. Louis concert. It was canceled, and I was told to wait. It was rescheduled and then canceled, and I was told to wait. It was rescheduled and canceled AGAIN, and I was told I COULD wait. Thankfully, I got a full refund at that point (they tried to offer me a Ticketmaster voucher, but at that point, no). But, I would have rather have seen Janet; I SO wanted to see her since I haven’t seen her in concert before.

      • KMN

        I’ve seen her in concert before…20 years ago…I was READY…I was gifted the tickets for my BDay but I wanted to see her….that sucks that you cant see her because she puts on a CONCERT..

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