Michael Jackson would have been 60 years old today (Aug. 29), and sister Janet Jackson has already marked the occasion with a tribute to her legendary brother.
In honor of the King of Pop, Janet has recreated the intro to his iconic 1992 music video, “Remember the Time.” The original featured cameos from Eddie Murphy, Iman, Magic Johnson and others. Jackson’s homage finds the queen dismissing the court jester, similarly to Iman in Michael’s video filmed 26 years earlier. Internet stars King Back and Kwaylon Rogers also make appearances.
In fact, Kway reportedly came up with the idea, stopping Ms. Jackson during the Billboard Awards to pitch the concept of reimagining the clip and releasing it on his birthday, according to TMZ. The 1 minute, 11 second snippet also features Janet’s new song, “Made for Now,” featuring Daddy Yankee. Check it out below.
You can also check out the greatness that is “Remember the Time” below.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.