Janet Jackson has announced her departure from Island Def Jam after less than two years on the label. She inked a lucrative deal July of 2007 and released her first album, Discipline in early 2008. When her sales faltered she expressed her discontent with the promotion she was receiving. According to her publicist, she is looking forward to her new free agency status and is excited about her future. Janet is currently on tour across the U.S. with LL Cool J and Donnie Klang.
Additional reporting by Rashaan Meador
Atlanta power couple Jermaine Dupri and Janet Jackson may have taken a loss when they closed the doors on Cafe Durpi and its staff last week but Janet launched her underwear line this week, Pleasure Principle to keep the couple in the spotlight. Made from the finest laces and silks the lingerie should be hitting US stores this year, the Japanese and European markets next.