Janet Jackson lived in Michael Jackson's shadow her whole life. Her career never took off as much as it could have since she was always compared to her older sibling.
Janet spoke about how Micheal treated her in a two-part documentary sequence, Janet Jackson.
The 55-year-old singer and dancer said:
"There were times when Mike used to tease me and call me names. 'Pig, horse, slaughter hog, cow."
She added that Micheal thought it was funny:
"He would laugh about it, and I'd laugh too, but then there was somewhere down inside that it would hurt."
"When you've got any person say you are too heavy, it impacts you."
Janet Jackson has been struggling been weight her whole life, but as she explained:
"I am an emotional eater, so after I get harassed or one thing is absolutely bothering me, it comforts me."
Speaking about her relationship with her brother, the youngest member of Jackson 5 said that they two drifted apart as they got older.
In fact, the two started drifting away ever since Thriller in 1982.
She was pretty young at that time, and as she explained:
"That's the time Mike and I started going our separate ways. He just wasn't as fun as he used to be."
Even during their Scream collaboration in the mid-90s, she felt phased out.
"Michael shot nights, I shot days. His record company would block off his set so I couldn't see what was going on. They didn't want me on set."
Of course, that was not a healthy environment for siblings, as Janet added:
"That actually harm me as a result of I felt I used to be there combating the battle with him, to not battle him. I wished it to really feel like outdated instances between he and I, and it did not."
After Jackson was accused of child molestation in 1993, Janet suffered, and it irritated her since they had different lives, separate and distant.
Janet spoke about losing sponsors once the news broke out that Micheal Jackson paid out the first alleged victim.
The new four-hour documentary has been filmed over the past five years. It includes Janet's life under strict Joe Jackson, personal struggles, Michael Jackson and his burden, which she was forced to share, and how her life unfolded after he died.
Apart from suffering due to association with Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson also faced severe sexism during Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime. She was performing with Justin Timberlake, and her nipple cover slipped once they made a risky move.
Janet was crucified, but not Justin.
Here's the trailer for the Janet Jackson docu-series: