Janet Jackson Drug Encounter at Age 10: Reveals Cocaine Exposure
Janet Jackson has admitted that she got her first glimpse at drug use as a very young child during her visits to see big brother Michael Jackson in New York. By 10 years old, Janet was already dancing alongside hard-partiers at the popular nightclub Studio 54!
The child star would take trips to the Big Apple to visit her superstar older brother in between filming her hit TV show 'Good Times' in the '70s. "[I] used to go to [Studio] 54 a lot," Janet, now 45, told CNN's Anderson Cooper. "I would be on hiatus from 'Good Times' and my mother said, 'What do you want to do?' and I would say, 'I want to go to New York and visit Mike.'"
Janet admits that it was at the famed Manhattan hot spot that she saw fellow club-goers using drugs. "I was 10 ... at 54 dancing. You know it was the first time I ever saw drugs. I couldn't figure out why people were putting flour up their nose. I thought that was the stupidest thing," Janet admitted jokingly.
As funny as her pre-pubescent interpretation is, Janet is of course feeling the pain of the dangers of cocaine. She is currently mourning the death of Whitney Houston, whose long battle with drug and alcohol addiction, finally caught up with her. "I don't think there will be another like her, honestly ... I don't think [another] Whitney is gonna happen again," Jackson told Prevention.