Janet Jackson Performs at the Essence Music Festival – Without Pants
Here we go again. There are a lot of different ways to design a stage-worthy costume, and apparently they all involve not wearing pants. Lady Gaga started this trend, and every other female singer in the industry feels the need to copy it. Those include Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, and the list goes on and on. Just because one person becomes known for doing something, doesn’t mean you have to do it too. The reason Gaga is successful, is because she is unique, so by taking her ideas on as your own, you’re merely a copy-cat. I suppose I’m so annoyed because Janet Jackson recently performed on American Idol wearing a black jumpsuit, and I remember thinking that she looked the best I’ve ever seen her. I thought: leave it to Janet to have an individual style, and stand-out without all the bells and whistles. So when she showed up a the Essence Music Festival looking like everyone else, it seriously bummed me out.