It’s ironic that on a day when Beyoncé’s Pepsi commercial debuts, which brings to mind old school Janet Jackson with its mirrored studio, energetic routines and dance-pop beats, rumors surface that Ms. Jackson may be retiring from the industry.

The music and dance icon, who recently revealed she married Wissam Al Mana a year ago, is reportedly stepping away from music and Hollywood. She’ll be moving to the Middle East, focusing on philanthropic endeavors and enjoying her life as a loving wife.

Though her die-hard fans will hate to see her go, Janet Jackson has certainly earned the right to make a graceful exit. Over the course of her illustrious career, she’s won five Grammys, starred in feature films and sold over 100 million records.

She’s weathered countless media storms from “Nipple-gate” at the Superbowl (which many think derailed her career) to the recent family troubles the Jacksons endured followed the death of Michael Jackson.

If she wants to leave the grueling entertainment industry behind and live a quiet peaceful life with her husband, I’m all for it. I look forward to tributes to her at future award shows from the many artists who are inspired by her from Beyoncé to Ciara.

What do you think of these rumors, Clutchettes? If they’re true, are you sad to see Janet go?

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