Janet co-executive produced the documentary Janet with her and Michael’s brother Randy Jackson.
“Janet has enjoyed immense success but also seen incredible tragedy,” read a synopsis for Janet. “She has endured a tumultuous private life in the face of extraordinary public scrutiny. With no stone left unturned, Janet lifts the lid on her private life for the very first time and reveals the most intimate moments of the star ever caught on camera.”
The synopsis also states, “The documentary details Janet’s return to the world stage following a sudden break from music. Speaking like never before, Janet also discusses everything including her Super Bowl appearance with Justin Timberlake in 2004, the death of her brother Michael and becoming a mother later in life. And with her own romantic relationship having broken down, she starts to look back at her own life and reflect on her fight to the top.”
The New York Times documentary Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson, which aired in November, showed how TV executives, the media and the public blamed Janet for the incident, which affected her career but not his. In 2021, Justin publicly apologized to Janet.
“They build you up,” Janet said in the Lifetime documentary trailer, just before the infamous Super Bowl incident was shown, “and then once you get there, they’re so quick to tear you down.”