JANET Jackson broke down in tears over a mural of her brothers, The Jackson 5, during a rare visit to her hometown.
In tonights explosive part one of the music legends first-ever authorized documentary, a sweet moment was captured by cameras as she unexpectedly stumbled upon a special nod to her famous family.
The new Lifetime documentary, titled Janet Jackson, kicked off with the singer paying a visit to her hometown of Gary, Indiana.
As Janet, 55, rides in an SUV with one of the filmmakers, he asked her why she decided to make this documentary after decades trying to remain as private as possible.
Its just something that needs to be done, she said confidently.
You have someone do this unauthorized documentary or you have someone else do something or you have a movie thats candy coa- oh wait, Ive never seen this before,
she said as the mural caught her eye.
Turn the camera around. Theres a mural of my brothers, oh I love that.
The four-story high black-and-white painting showed her brothers Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Jackie and of course, Michael Jackson, as kids in their groundbreaking band, The Jackson 5.
Janet then sat back in her seat as her emotions grew while she continued to observe the mural.
After reflecting on the unexpected moment for a few seconds, she broke down in tears.
Thats so sweet and theyre all looking upwards. Except Mike hes looking straightforward, always so nosy, she said with a laugh as she wiped away her tears.
In addition to her Jackson 5 siblings, her large family also included brothers Randy and Brandon along with sisters La Toya and Rebbie Jackson.
The family was notoriously led by patriarch Joe Jackson – who orchestrated the kids’ careers – as well as their mom, Katherine.
When Janet – who is the youngest of the family – was just a toddler, the Jackson’s moved from Indiana to the affluent Los Angele suburb, Encino, CA.
The new Lifetime documentary – which she also produced – marked the first time the Control singer authorized a project about her life.
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