Janet Jackson speaks out in her first interview since the death of her older brother Michael Jackson.
Janet tells Harper's Bazaar magazine that she hasn't watched television since hearing about the death of her brother on June 25. "You have to forgive me, because it's really hard to believe he's passed," she tells the publication.
She says of growing up with the King of Pop, "He'd have the same red shirt, the same black pants, the same white T-shirt. Mike was very simple. When I was 14 years old, I would shop for him. [Michael was then 21.] I washed his clothes, cleaned his room. When mother would go out of town, she'd say, 'I'm leaving you in charge. Take care of Mike.' I would head home from school, see what he needed, then go straight to the stores."
Janet also explained how Michael started wearing one white glove. "That was actually my brother Jackie's idea at home one day. ... He just said, 'You should wear one glove. A white glove.' And then Mike studded it all. That was it."
She continues to reminisce about her brother's style, "If it was shiny, if it had any kind of bling, he loved it. It was that drummer-boy look. Do you remember that black jacket he wore for Motown's 25th anniversary? That's our mother's! He grabbed that from her closet! He loved anything that sparkled."