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Janet Jackson dishes on being a single mother in the spotlight: I do it all myself


Solaiman Fazel

Janet Jackson is keeping it all the way real about being a single, working mom. 

In a recent interview with Australia’s Daily Telegraph, the R&B icon revealed that she’s completely hands-on when it comes to taking care of her 2-year-old son, Eissa.

“It is hard being a working mother. I don’t have a nanny. I do it all myself,” Jackson revealed. “If my mother did it with nine children, there’s no reason I can’t.”

While the singer admitted she has someone to watch after her son while she’s on the road, Jackson says at all other times it’s “my baby and me.”

“It’s not easy at times, but my life has changed,” she said. “Obviously, my baby comes first.”

Jackson welcomed Eissa in January 2017 with her estranged husband, Wissam Al Mana. The pair announced their split the following April.

While the singer is currently wrapping up her Las Vegas residency at the MGM, Jackson’s little boy has apparently developed a passion for music, just like his mom.

“I bought him a real violin and he got so excited,” Janet said. “He sleeps with it. He eats breakfast, lunch and dinner with it.” 

Looks like Miss Jackson has a child prodigy on her hands.

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