Words by Kerry Justich.Â
Janet Jackson has been in the spotlight for quite some time. But it seems sheâ€™s looking to reinvent herself in the new year with a throwbackÂ hairstyle.
The 52-year-old singer took to social media to debut her â€œnew look,â€ â€” a departure from the long, crimped ponytail sheâ€™s been rocking lately.
Fans quickly noticed, however, that the new â€˜do is actually a return to a look she made famous in 1997.
â€œIs this Velvet Rope Janet?â€ a fan commented, referring to one ofÂ Jacksonâ€™s hit albums, where she showed off similar corkscrew curls.
â€œGiving me Velvet Rope tease and I love it,â€ another wrote.
Jackson revealed the new look on Wednesday night, with a photo of herself preparing for a show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Immediately, people got excited to see their â€œqueen,â€ and even wondered if the updated aesthetic meant that new music may also be on its way.
â€œNew year, new music?â€ a commenter asked, while another added, â€œPlease God!â€
With upcoming tour dates in Japan, itâ€™s possible that Jackson hasnâ€™t had enough time to produce new music.
Still, fans are happy to see her out slaying there the stage and looking so good.
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