With all due respect to your "We're expecting!!!!" cookie bouquet, fuck your "We're expecting!!!!" cookie bouquet. This one-two punch of Janet Jackson baby news makes it look like a bouquet of garbage and shame.
Not only is the nearly 50-year-old singer pregnant with her first child, Entertainment Tonight reported yesterday, but she's also got a brand new music video out for a song with the word—what else?—"baby" in its title. Watch "Dammn Baby" below.
The clip, which Jackson tweeted at midnight on May 5, shows Janet doing what she does best: singing about agency and self-empowerment while leading a phalanx of backup dancers in tight formation, as if daring them to keep pace.
"Really, we're just after the core Janet with [the "Dammn Baby" music video]," director Dave Meyers told ET. "We wanted to strip down and just give you what the fans have been asking for."
"Dammn Baby" is the third single off Jackson's 11th studio album, Unbreakable, which was released last October. The LP debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, becoming her seventh album to hold down that coveted spot.
The baby news—which Jackson hasn't yet confirmed herself—doesn't come as a complete surprise. Janet postponed her Unbreakable world tour in April, explaining the delay to her fans in a video posted on her @JanetJackson Twitter account:
My husband [Wissam Al Mana] and I are planning our family, so I'm going to delay the tour. Please try and understand that it's important that I do this now. I have to rest up, doctor's orders.
Tickets for the postponed North American tour dates will be honored when the shows are rescheduled and refunds are also available, according to Us Weekly.
Bad at filling out bios seeks same.