KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty ImagesJanet Jackson is “so happy” to be a mom to her 5-month-old son, Eissa, producer Jimmy Jam tells Entertainment Tonight.
Although Janet and Jimmy are now apart from one another, both in and outside the studio, they manage to catch up on each others’ lives with some quality FaceTime over the phone.
“I get FaceTime [calls] at like two in the morning, usually when I’m wrapping up in the studio,” says Jimmy.
“It’s always just Eissa [on FaceTime], [Janet]’s in the background somewhere. He’s the cutest baby in the history of babies.”
Jimmy, along with music partner Terry Lewis, has crafted numerous hits for Janet throughout her career, including “Miss You Much,” “Any Time, Any Place,” and “Control.”
Jimmy also reveals that he’s given Janet some very valuable advice about motherhood and the positive effect it can have on her as an artist.
“I told her that when you have a baby, it’s going to be a whole different inspiration for you. A whole different reservoir of creativity, of cadence, of love, and all these things that have always been with you but it doesn’t really come out until [you become a parent]. She’s recognizing that,” says Jimmy.
Jackson is currently preparing for her upcoming State of the World Tour. She’s also in the midst of a custody battle with estranged-husband Wissam Al Mana.
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