Janet Jackson can’t forget her older brother, Michael Jackson.
The legendary “King of Pop” would have been 60 on Wednesday. It prompted his sister to provide a special birthday wish.
Janet joined with Kwaylon Rogers — commonly known as @BlameItOnKway to his more than 3.6 million followers on Instagram — in this special 71-second clip.
SUPRISE! I did a video with a legend. Janet Jackson’s FIRST EVER social media video. I love the song and message behind it! Dir. 🎬 @diamondbfilms @blameitonkway Act. 🎭 @janetjackson @kingbach DP. 🎥 @uhohmarty Choreographed by: @dezsoliven Jewelry by @mariannaharutunian Art decor. @queenaminah Styled: @otheezycreatedit Special thanks to @joeyharrisinc #janetjackson #madefornow #madefornowchallenge
Janet Jackson plays a queen in the video passing judgment on dancers who clearly seem to be inspired by some of the dancers inspired by some of Michael Jackson’s videos.
It’s clearly a nod to Michael Jackson’s legendary “Remember the Time” video that was released in 1992.
TMZ.com reports the project involving Janet Jackson and Kway came together after they met at the Billboard Awards earlier this year. Later, Kway told Janet Jackson of his idea to reimagining her brother’s hit video and releasing on Wednesday, when he would have turned 60.
The original Michael Jackson video was hailed as iconic soon after its release. And it remains important today with cameo appearances by Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Eddie Murphy.
Kway and King Bach appear in the new video as dancers who hope to earn the queen’s approval. Janet Jackson features her new song “Made for Now” in the video.
It’s a memorable way for Jackson to honor the memory of her big brother, as well as all who loved him and his music.