RUMOR ALERT: A tipster to this site just sent us info on the Janet Jackson vs IDJ fallout. In their note they state that Janet Jackson and L.A. Reid are no longer on speaking terms. Things got bad when Janet didn’t agree with “Luv” being the next single from the album and only pushing “Rock With U” to international markets. Thus in a means to “control” Janet IDJ’s marketing did not release “Rock With U” to the major outlets and killed the single by pushing it on BET. And as everyone knows BET was not the place to break a song like “Rock With U.”
The tipster also states that Janet never had the flu. Janet canceled Saturday Night Live and has not been on good terms with IDJ since the poor marketing of the album was done. IDJ never really picked up the ball to promote the album in the first place and never got the radio support music still needs.
Rumor also has it that Janet wants out of the IDJ deal asap and will go to LiveNation and have full control over any future albums and their marketing.