Steve Graniz/WireImageJanet Jackson is paying tribute to her late brother Michael Jackson today on what would have been his 60th birthday, by releasing a new video inspired by his 1992 short film, “Remember the Time.”
In the clip, Janet is a queen passing judgment on dancers being held prisoner. Social media star Kwaylon Rogers suggested the idea to Janet, according to TMZ. He portrays one of the dancers, and co-directed the video with Diamond Batiste.
The original “Remember the Time” video was set in ancient Eqypt and featured Eddie Murphy, Iman and Magic Johnson. It was directed by John Singleton.
Tonight, Michael’s children Paris and Prince, and his brothers Jackie, Marlon and Tito are expected to attend the Michael Jackson Diamond Birthday Celebration at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. A performance of Michael Jackson One by Cirque du Soleil will be followed by an after-party at the Daylight Beach Club.
Mark Ronson, who won the Grammy for Record of the Year in 2016 for “Uptown Funk,” featuring Bruno Mars, will be the DJ for the party. There will also be a “surprise superstar performance.”
At the party, Paris, who is an Ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, and Prince will accept the 2018 Elizabeth Taylor Legacy Award for Humanitarian Service on behalf of her late father. The Michael Jackson Estate is working with the foundation to bring health care to the African country of Malawi.
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