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    25 Reasons Why Janet Jackson Is The Original Beyoncé

    JJ owned this place before Bey was even grown.

    We all know that Beyoncé is the queen of all that is good and magical.

    But before Bey was grown, there was Janet, Miss Jackson if you're nasty.

    1. Janet told men EXACTLY how it is. Who run the world? Janet.

    2. And she wasn't above a first-rate cut down while dancing in gold, like a BOSS.

    3. Her songs were all about being strong and most important: INDEPENDENT.

    4. She was a feminist and she looked fierce as shit doing it.

    5. She didn't just embody respect, she demanded it.

    6. And she encouraged everyone to take control of their lives and their destiny.

    7. Janet was also a total badass and fought against racial inequality.

    8. Did I mention that she's SEXY AS HELL?!

    9. And she owned that shit.

    10. Plus she did a really great job of putting sexy people in her videos, like this flying underwear man in "Love Will Never Do (Without You)."


    12. She sung her sexual prowess loud and proud.

    13. Oh, and she wasn't afraid to ask for what she wanted, either.

    14. Her songs on janet. were all about female sexual empowerment.

    15. And sex from the female perspective, which is arguably the best perspective.

    16. In her video for "Any Time, Any Place" she literally proved she wanted it any time and any place.

    17. And she gave zero fucks about what anyone thought of that.

    18. Hi. This is amazing and flawless.

    19. She set standards for who got that sex though, and told other women to do the same.

    20. Janet also has equally talented siblings, like Michael Jackson, who she co-wrote Scream with.

    21. Because she's a Boss, in 1997 JJ released The Velvet Rope, which addressed her own struggles with depression.

    22. She continued her social justice badassery by singing about the AIDS epidemic.

    23. AND on the same record she spoke out against domestic violence with her song, "What About That."

    24. Oh, and just in case you were worried: She amped up her sexuality and sung about sadomasochism on the album, among other things.

    25. Finally: In general, her smize is unparalleled. Even Bey can't beat that.