Janet Jackson‘s State of the World tour is in full swing, but the singer recently took some time off from her busy schedule to visit her childhood home in Gary, Indiana.
The Northwest Indiana Times reports that Janet and her brother Randy Jackson stopped by their former address on Friday.
Janet explained that the last time she visited her hometown, she was only eight years old. “When I saw the house… I just started crying,” she said, adding, “Me and my family are so blessed. I’m so thankful.”
Janet and Randy also paid a visit to Roosevelt High School, where Janet told students she was “proud to be back in Gary.”
She and Randy also gave the students advice about the entertainment business during a Q&A session.
“Stay focused and keep your dream,” said Janet, with Randy adding, “Be the best you can be, work hard and keep God in it.”
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