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Lost Janet Jackson Interview: I Had to Dump My First Beau—Because He Wasn’t Jehovah’s

“That’s the Way Love Goes,” Janet Jackson sang in 1993 at the still-tender age of 27.

But the inspiration for that Grammy-winning single may have come 12 years earlier when Jackson family values (and statutory law) forced the would-be diva to dump her first love.

CAPTION: "I thought he was 12," Janet (above) said of her twentysomething beau. "He looked like a baby."

"I thought he was 12," Janet (above) said of her twentysomething beau. "He looked like a baby."

This revelation—and many more—comes from an interview conducted in 2001 by BlogTalkRadio host Craig Seymour.

A Vibe scribe the time, Craig had been assigned to write the first of two cover stories about Janet for the magazine.

“I had to fly to Minneapolis, where she was recording an album with her longtime producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis,” he says. “We had a lot to talk about, because she had been gone from the music scene for about four years, since 1997’s The Velvet Rope.

“And she was also Continue reading