If you watched the Janet Jackson documentary this past weekend, you probably came away with a new appreciation for the woman and the Jackson family at large. Joe Jackson might’ve been a tough and sometimes abusive father, but his rigidity produced a family of world-class performers.

The first part of the documentary was full of clips of The Jacksons (back when they were still called The Jackson 5), and we’re reminded of just how impactful they were at such a young age. Last week, we honored Janet Jackson with our TBT selection, and after watching her documentary, it’s only right that we pay homage to the gods that were Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael.

“The Love You Save” was The Jacksons’ third single, and their third out of four consecutive No. 1 singles — a first for a new act and a record that stood till Mariah Carey logged her first five singles at No. 1. The Jacksons’ discography is chock full of classics, but this one is a personal favorite and one of the best vocal performances Lil Mike ever gave. Click play.

It came a few months late, but Doja Cat has finally released a video for the Nicki-Minaj-inspired “Get into It (Yuh).” The video sticks to the extraterrestrial theme of the Planet Her era, with the rapper and singer rocking an armored spacesuit as she hits her boom kack and bitch-slaps an alien. Check the video out below.

Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst — who won the crown in 2019 — has reportedly died by suicide — she is believed to have jumped from the 29th floor terrace of her apartment building in midtown Manhattan, where she was last seen. Her body was found around 7am earlier today.

The beauty queen posted on Instagram just hours before her death, with a caption that read, “May this day bring you rest and peace.” A statement from the beauty queen’s family said that her “great light was one that inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength.”

Cheslie Kryst was 30 years old.

An unnamed woman — described as a professional choreographer, dancer, model and musical artist— is accusing Chris Brown of drugging and raping her on a yacht parked by Diddy’s Star Island mansion. She says the singer had invited her to Diddy’s house after seeing her on a FaceTime call with a friend. When she arrived, she says Chris Brown have a her a drink, after which she started to lose consciousness.

According to the woman, Chris Brown took her to a room on the yacht, shut the door, and raped her. She also claims that he ejaculated in her and texted her to take Plan B the next day, which she did.

According to TMZ, the incident took place on December 30, 2020. The accuser’s lawyers, #ArielMitchell and #GeorgeVrabeck, say their client did not report the alleged rape to cops at the time because she was a medical student and was embarrassed.

The woman is suing Chris Brown for $20 million in damages. The singer has since responded to the headline, calling it a “pattern of cap.”

Tomorrow, the self-titled documentary on Janet Jackson’s life — which also marks the 40th anniversary of her self-titled debut album — premieres on Lifetime and A&E. In anticipation and celebration of this event, it is only right that we take a look back at one of Janet’s greatest hits.

In January of 1987, Janet released “Let’s Wait Awhile” as the fifth single from her third (and breakthrough) album, Control. The song was co-written by Ms. Jackson, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and Melanie Andrews, who was Janet’s best friend at the time. It was inspired by Melanie’s real-life apprehension about giving up the cookies to her then-boyfriend.

Though a beautifully written song, “Let’s Wait Awhile” is one of the more blatant examples of plagiarism you will find. The song lifts the melody and piano line from America’s “Daisy Jane”, but luckily, Janet & co. settled out-of-court with Gerry Beckley (who wrote “Daisy Jane”) early.

“Let’s Wait Awhile” offered a welcomed alternative in an industry that isn’t known for being chaste. Also, abstinence theme was particularly popular at a time where every one was freaking out about AIDS, which had been discovered just five years prior.

“Let’s Wait Awhile” would become Janet Jackson’s fifth top five single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 2.

This past Monday, Cardi B  won her libel lawsuit against gossip blogger Tasha Kebe — better known as Tasha K. The blogger was sued in 2019 after she reported that the rapper was a former prostitute who had contracted STDs.

Cardi has been awarded $1 million in general damages, $250,000 for medical expenses, $1.5 million in punitive damages, and $1.3 million in legal fees, bringing the total sum to roughly $4.1 million.

Tasha K has since posted a 12-minute video statement explaining that the verdict against her came as “no shock“ and that she wouldn’t change anything about it, but “intends to fight until the truth is out.”

Today marks 10 years since the passing of Etta James, so it is only right that we honor her legacy but this weeks TBT post.

In November 1960, James released a cover of “At Last,” a song originally recorded by Glenn Miller for the 1941 music Sun Valley Serenade. It was the third single from At Last!, which was the singer’s first LP.

Peaking at No. 47 on the Billboard Hot 100, “At Last” wasn’t a major chart hit, but it has a longer legacy than most No. 1s. Etta James’ version of the song is quite literally THE version of the song, and when people cover it, it is her version they emulate.

Below is a live performance of the song at Etta James’ induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

In a tearful video posted to her Instagram page, Adele just announced that her Vegas residency will be postponed because the show isn’t quite ready. She’s blaming the postponement on production delays and COVID infections on her team.

The 24-show residency — titled Weekends with Adele — was just days away from its debut and was supposed to run till April. There is currently no word on when it will be rescheduled.