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Prince and Janet Jackson

What was the raltionship between them like? Did they ever speak to each other? I only know Prince covered WHYDFML at concerts. He called her a "genius's sister", which was very mean. As far as I know, Janet didn't say anything about him after he passed away. I wonder if she dislikes him for what he said about her.

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Reply #1 posted 07/21/18 2:20pm

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Reply #2 posted 07/21/18 2:29pm

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Reply #3 posted 07/21/18 3:48pm

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Not knowing any of the related parties, all I can do is speculate on the situation but I would doubt Janet Jackson took any serious offence to what Prince said. Certainly not enough to hold it against him after all this time. After all, there was a hint of truth about it. I know Janet has her fans but I'd imagine that she would even admit to her career being helped by her surname. Especially when she was getting started. Plus, I don't think she would be so egotistical to assume that if you were to ask any random person on the street to name the most talented Jackson, that they wouldn't say "Michael". Michael Jackson is, was and forever will be the crown jewel of that family. So she knows what the general perception is and I'm sure she would understand why Prince would make that kind of comment, even if it was intended to be tongue in cheek.

As for why she never commented on his death, I honestly don't know of any reason why she would. I'm not one for knowing all about these people's personal lives but I've never heard of them being friends or anything. So she wouldn't have any reason to say anything. I mean, I don't think she said anything about George Michael when he died either. And again, why would she?

So I don't think she disliked him but I also don't think she liked him. I think it's a case of her just not knowing him enough to care one way or another.


But like I said, all that is pure speculation on my part.
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Reply #4 posted 07/21/18 5:44pm

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It's a big music world and no matter how big the stars, some just never crossed paths much, if at all.

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Reply #5 posted 07/21/18 6:24pm

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Now I don't know if it's true or not, but I remember reading long ago, somewhere (I forget where) that when Janet used to be making music in Minnesota with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, that Prince tried to get with her, but she wasn't interested, and was kind of scared of him and thought he was weird. I don't know, maybe that's the reason Prince made the comment, who knows?

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Reply #6 posted 07/21/18 10:44pm

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Jam and Lewis wanted Prince to sing "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" with Janet.They envisioned the song as a duet.

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Reply #7 posted 07/22/18 6:36pm

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Didn't he once throw her CD out of the car infront of Jimmy Jam's (or Terry's) house because he was mad at them?

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Reply #8 posted 07/22/18 7:14pm

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Reply #9 posted 07/22/18 9:03pm

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

Is that pic real? I have not come across any pics of them together.

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Reply #10 posted 07/22/18 10:18pm

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Goddess4Real said:

Is that pic real? I have not come across any pics of them together.


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Reply #11 posted 07/22/18 10:19pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

Goddess4Real said:

Is that pic real? I have not come across any pics of them together.


Photoshop: https://www.pinterest.com...935180585/

Thanks, its a shame though.....it would have been nice to have at least one pic of them together.

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Reply #12 posted 07/22/18 10:29pm

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at one point,they had the same hairstyle lol

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Reply #13 posted 07/22/18 10:32pm

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Image result for prince and janet jackson with same hairstyle

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Reply #14 posted 07/23/18 9:20am

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Goddess4Real said:



ChocolateBox3121 said:






Is that pic real? I have not come across any pics of them together.


Of course it's not real. Boobs like that and he's looking the other way? wink
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Reply #15 posted 07/23/18 1:33pm

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FullLipsDotNose said:

What was the raltionship between them like? Did they ever speak to each other? I only know Prince covered WHYDFML at concerts. He called her a "genius's sister", which was very mean. As far as I know, Janet didn't say anything about him after he passed away. I wonder if she dislikes him for what he said about her.

Your answer lies in Jam, Terry's, Flyte Time's, and Janet's Twitter acounts 2 years ago.

..and some posts upon posts about this here, from a looong time ago.

google too.

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Reply #16 posted 07/24/18 11:26pm

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jam and terry had a longstanding competition going back to their teens, it never ended, also, jam and terry stole their style form prince which they pretty much admit and a keen ear will tell you that some of the riffs on control were stolen from the prince and the revolution live show. few months ago, i got a great chuckle out of one of Prince's live perfromances from the mid to late 80's, he said "jimmy and terry, i don't want to hear this on your next album either!" as far as janet herself? why should he have any real opinion on her? she's not any kind of real artist or musician, if prince called her a genius' sister he was right.

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Reply #17 posted 07/25/18 12:18am

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PeteSilas said:

jam and terry had a longstanding competition going back to their teens, it never ended, also, jam and terry stole their style form prince which they pretty much admit and a keen ear will tell you that some of the riffs on control were stolen from the prince and the revolution live show. few months ago, i got a great chuckle out of one of Prince's live perfromances from the mid to late 80's, he said "jimmy and terry, i don't want to hear this on your next album either!" as far as janet herself? why should he have any real opinion on her? she's not any kind of real artist or musician, if prince called her a genius' sister he was right.

W.H.Y.D.F.M.L. Is stolen directly from Prince. He made it clear on many of his shows by reclaiming it.

"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances." prince AMA's 1985

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Reply #18 posted 07/25/18 12:36am

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

PeteSilas said:

jam and terry had a longstanding competition going back to their teens, it never ended, also, jam and terry stole their style form prince which they pretty much admit and a keen ear will tell you that some of the riffs on control were stolen from the prince and the revolution live show. few months ago, i got a great chuckle out of one of Prince's live perfromances from the mid to late 80's, he said "jimmy and terry, i don't want to hear this on your next album either!" as far as janet herself? why should he have any real opinion on her? she's not any kind of real artist or musician, if prince called her a genius' sister he was right.

W.H.Y.D.F.M.L. Is stolen directly from Prince. He made it clear on many of his shows by reclaiming it.

sure, also, i thought escapade was stolen from i could never take the place of your man.

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Reply #19 posted 07/25/18 12:39am

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one thing control had that i absolutely loved was the drum production being right in your face, prince never had his rhythms mixed that hot. it was certainly really good music, stolen or not.

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Reply #20 posted 07/25/18 12:45am

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

PeteSilas said:

jam and terry had a longstanding competition going back to their teens, it never ended, also, jam and terry stole their style form prince which they pretty much admit and a keen ear will tell you that some of the riffs on control were stolen from the prince and the revolution live show. few months ago, i got a great chuckle out of one of Prince's live perfromances from the mid to late 80's, he said "jimmy and terry, i don't want to hear this on your next album either!" as far as janet herself? why should he have any real opinion on her? she's not any kind of real artist or musician, if prince called her a genius' sister he was right.

W.H.Y.D.F.M.L. Is stolen directly from Prince. He made it clear on many of his shows by reclaiming it.

I always assumed it was him acknowledging his friends taking things out of his playbook, but not flat out stealing one of his songs

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Reply #21 posted 07/25/18 12:56am

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

W.H.Y.D.F.M.L. Is stolen directly from Prince. He made it clear on many of his shows by reclaiming it.

I always assumed it was him acknowledging his friends taking things out of his playbook, but not flat out stealing one of his songs

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everyone stole from him in those years, he always ignored it except with his own personal rivals.

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Reply #22 posted 07/25/18 6:37am

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PeteSilas said:

one thing control had that i absolutely loved was the drum production being right in your face, prince never had his rhythms mixed that hot. it was certainly really good music, stolen or not.

The mixing ideas for the "Control" album was also stolen from Prince. JJ admitted it recently. But both JJ&TL were both mentored by the best. So it was inevitable.That's why Prince drove by JJ's house and threw it out the window and drove off.

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Reply #23 posted 07/25/18 9:54am

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

PeteSilas said:

jam and terry had a longstanding competition going back to their teens, it never ended, also, jam and terry stole their style form prince which they pretty much admit and a keen ear will tell you that some of the riffs on control were stolen from the prince and the revolution live show. few months ago, i got a great chuckle out of one of Prince's live perfromances from the mid to late 80's, he said "jimmy and terry, i don't want to hear this on your next album either!" as far as janet herself? why should he have any real opinion on her? she's not any kind of real artist or musician, if prince called her a genius' sister he was right.

W.H.Y.D.F.M.L. Is stolen directly from Prince. He made it clear on many of his shows by reclaiming it.


That is absolutely untrue. You believe what fans whipped up because he said "Who wrote that?!" on the Nude Tour when Rosie sang it (coupled with "Partyman"). Prince was calling out Jimmy & Terry as a friendly rivalry. It was tongue n' cheek. There are absolutely no records, copyrights, or registrations with Prince as writer for "WHYDFML". It doesn't even sound like a Prince song.

While Jam & Lewis were clearly influenced by Prince's sound, they also had a clear vision of their own production. They took the MPLS sound in a new direction after leaving Prince. Prince was always paranoid that they were giving away his (Prince's) sound, but that simply wasn't the case. When you hear things like the SOS Band, or Human League or Control, you cannot hear Prince doing those songs. Hell, "Nasty" is arguably the first New Jack Swing prototype, and that had zip to do with Prince.

Jam & Lewis's production style, use of synths, layering, and arrangement differed greatly from that of Prince. Prince never quite had that lush layering that Flyte Tyme put out. When you listen to something like "When I Think Of You" with its funky pop bass line, it's simplified chord approach and it's constant groove throughout, it differs greatly from jams like "Kiss", "Raspberry Beret" or "Anotherloverholenyohead" - songs that were produced around the same time period. Even Joe Jackson told J&L "I don't want my daughter sounding like Prince". They assured him she wouldn't, and she didn't.

It's like claiming Prince wrote "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" because he performed it in 2010 and beyond after MJ died. The idea is ignorant (meaning it lacks proper information).

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Reply #24 posted 07/25/18 12:20pm

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

PeteSilas said:

one thing control had that i absolutely loved was the drum production being right in your face, prince never had his rhythms mixed that hot. it was certainly really good music, stolen or not.

The mixing ideas for the "Control" album was also stolen from Prince. JJ admitted it recently. But both JJ&TL were both mentored by the best. So it was inevitable.That's why Prince drove by JJ's house and threw it out the window and drove off.

oh that's right, i forgot, as morris would say "such nastiness".

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Reply #25 posted 07/25/18 12:24pm

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you're wrong, when joe jackson said that he was talking about nasty lyrics and even there momma jackson wasn't happy with all that moaning shit janet did at the end. the live riff i referred to that they stole was the one from possessed in the live version. they stole plenty, jam called their sound "a prince sound" and never denied the link. they were great producers, probably had more actual hits than prince and they were nice guys but they got a lot from the great one.

TrivialPursuit said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

W.H.Y.D.F.M.L. Is stolen directly from Prince. He made it clear on many of his shows by reclaiming it.


That is absolutely untrue. You believe what fans whipped up because he said "Who wrote that?!" on the Nude Tour when Rosie sang it (coupled with "Partyman"). Prince was calling out Jimmy & Terry as a friendly rivalry. It was tongue n' cheek. There are absolutely no records, copyrights, or registrations with Prince as writer for "WHYDFML". It doesn't even sound like a Prince song.

While Jam & Lewis were clearly influenced by Prince's sound, they also had a clear vision of their own production. They took the MPLS sound in a new direction after leaving Prince. Prince was always paranoid that they were giving away his (Prince's) sound, but that simply wasn't the case. When you hear things like the SOS Band, or Human League or Control, you cannot hear Prince doing those songs. Hell, "Nasty" is arguably the first New Jack Swing prototype, and that had zip to do with Prince.

Jam & Lewis's production style, use of synths, layering, and arrangement differed greatly from that of Prince. Prince never quite had that lush layering that Flyte Tyme put out. When you listen to something like "When I Think Of You" with its funky pop bass line, it's simplified chord approach and it's constant groove throughout, it differs greatly from jams like "Kiss", "Raspberry Beret" or "Anotherloverholenyohead" - songs that were produced around the same time period. Even Joe Jackson told J&L "I don't want my daughter sounding like Prince". They assured him she wouldn't, and she didn't.

It's like claiming Prince wrote "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" because he performed it in 2010 and beyond after MJ died. The idea is ignorant (meaning it lacks proper information).

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Reply #26 posted 07/25/18 1:16pm

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also, i'd never seen the long version of control, i saw jerome in it, supposedly that's why P fired him.

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Reply #27 posted 07/25/18 1:49pm

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PeteSilas said:

you're wrong, when joe jackson said that he was talking about nasty lyrics and even there momma jackson wasn't happy with all that moaning shit janet did at the end. the live riff i referred to that they stole was the one from possessed in the live version. they stole plenty, jam called their sound "a prince sound" and never denied the link. they were great producers, probably had more actual hits than prince and they were nice guys but they got a lot from the great one.

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That is absolutely untrue. You believe what fans whipped up because he said "Who wrote that?!" on the Nude Tour when Rosie sang it (coupled with "Partyman"). Prince was calling out Jimmy & Terry as a friendly rivalry. It was tongue n' cheek. There are absolutely no records, copyrights, or registrations with Prince as writer for "WHYDFML". It doesn't even sound like a Prince song.

While Jam & Lewis were clearly influenced by Prince's sound, they also had a clear vision of their own production. They took the MPLS sound in a new direction after leaving Prince. Prince was always paranoid that they were giving away his (Prince's) sound, but that simply wasn't the case. When you hear things like the SOS Band, or Human League or Control, you cannot hear Prince doing those songs. Hell, "Nasty" is arguably the first New Jack Swing prototype, and that had zip to do with Prince.

Jam & Lewis's production style, use of synths, layering, and arrangement differed greatly from that of Prince. Prince never quite had that lush layering that Flyte Tyme put out. When you listen to something like "When I Think Of You" with its funky pop bass line, it's simplified chord approach and it's constant groove throughout, it differs greatly from jams like "Kiss", "Raspberry Beret" or "Anotherloverholenyohead" - songs that were produced around the same time period. Even Joe Jackson told J&L "I don't want my daughter sounding like Prince". They assured him she wouldn't, and she didn't.

It's like claiming Prince wrote "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" because he performed it in 2010 and beyond after MJ died. The idea is ignorant (meaning it lacks proper information).

Exactly! He has no idea what he's talking about. In fact when I first heard the first chords of W.H.Y.D.F.M.L. I thought it was Prince. Until Janet's vocals kicked in. Then I thought Prince produced it. JJ admitted that his method of recording the "Control" album was taken directly from Prince. These people have nerve to try to school me on anything. rolleyes

Prince even threw the "Control" cassette out of his car in front of JJ's house. That doesn't sound like a "friendly rivalry" to me! In fact Jimmy said he was VERY hurt about it.

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Reply #28 posted 07/25/18 2:01pm

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PeteSilas said:

you're wrong, when joe jackson said that he was talking about nasty lyrics and even there momma jackson wasn't happy with all that moaning shit janet did at the end. the live riff i referred to that they stole was the one from possessed in the live version. they stole plenty, jam called their sound "a prince sound" and never denied the link. they were great producers, probably had more actual hits than prince and they were nice guys but they got a lot from the great one.

Exactly! He has no idea what he's talking about. In fact when I first heard the first chords of W.H.Y.D.F.M.L. I thought it was Prince...


If you think WHYDFML was a Prince song, you don't know Prince music, or Flyte Tyme music. That means you have zero clue about anything. I can't even take you seriously on this one.

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Reply #29 posted 07/25/18 2:05pm

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

PeteSilas said:

you're wrong, when joe jackson said that he was talking about nasty lyrics and even there momma jackson wasn't happy with all that moaning shit janet did at the end. the live riff i referred to that they stole was the one from possessed in the live version. they stole plenty, jam called their sound "a prince sound" and never denied the link. they were great producers, probably had more actual hits than prince and they were nice guys but they got a lot from the great one.

Exactly! He has no idea what he's talking about. In fact when I first heard the first chords of W.H.Y.D.F.M.L. I thought it was Prince. Until Janet's vocals kicked in. Then I thought Prince produced it. JJ admitted that his method of recording the "Control" album was taken directly from Prince. These people have nerve to try to school me on anything. rolleyes

Prince even threw the "Control" cassette out of his car in front of JJ's house. That doesn't sound like a "friendly rivalry" to me! In fact Jimmy said he was VERY hurt about it.

Bull.Jam and Lewis developed their own sound and it doesn't sound anything like Prince.Keep in mind that,when Control came out,Prince was experimenting with orchestras and shit lol he wasn't even really doing "the Minneapolis sound" at that point,anymore.If Prince really did throw the Control cassette out of his car window,it's because (let's be honest),he was starting to see his ex-proteges have major success and he didn't like that.

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