Janet Jackson has said very little publicly about the tragic death of her brother Michael last summer. Until now. On Friday, Janet appeared on Oprah to promote the opening of Why Did I Get Married Too? and finally opened up about her megastar brother’s life and death.
Perhaps for the first time publicly, Janet Jackson discussed MJ's drug addictions. "People think we were in denial but we weren't. We tried intervention several times. He was very much in denial —he didn't think he had a problem," Jackson said.
Jackson also spoke out about Dr. Conrad Murray, who has pleaded not guilty to an involuntary manslaughter charge related to her brother's death. Asked by Oprah if she blames Murray, Michael's former personal physician, for his death, Janet said: "Yes, I do. He's the one that was administering the drug, from what I do know."
Jackson was later joined on the show by Tyler Perry, her director and co-star in WDIGMT. Michael Jackson died while Janet was in the middle of shooting. The script originally called for Jackson to speak at a funeral and Perry decided to rewrite that scene. "She didn't want to change it, but I did,” said Perry.
Why Did I Get Married Too? took in a very impressive $30.1 million in its first weekend. The sequel to his 2007 hit "Why Did I Get Married?" beat that opening by almost $10 million and "it was also Perry's biggest start for a movie that didn't feature his Madea character" reports the LA Times.
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