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Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 album cover shoot, 1989 © Guzman

Janet Jackson shares the first trailer for her new documentary

Featuring words from Mariah Carey, Missy Elliot, and Paula Abdul

Janet Jackson has released the first trailer for her upcoming documentary, JANET.

The singer posted a one-minute clip to Instagram on Monday featuring a cast of superstars talking about the impact of the pop icon, including Mariah Carey, Missy Elliot, and Paula Abdul, who says Jackson “is a force to be reckoned with”.

“This is what a superstar looks like,” Elliot says of the singer, who executive produced the documentary alongside her brother Randy Jackson. Carey says “she’s an empowered woman,” while her older brother, Tito, adds: “She will always be my baby sister.”

It was previously announced that the two-part, four-hour documentary would feature exclusive archival footage, home videos, and a host of celebrity interviews.

“This is my story told by me, not through someone else’s eyes,” the 55-year-old says in the teaser, adding: “This is the truth – take it or leave it, love it or hate it, this is me”.

JANET is set to be released over two days in January 2022, to coincide with the 40th anniversary of her first, self-titled album.

Watch the trailer for JANET below.