Janet Jackson Released From Def Jam By Request

posted September 22, 2008 04:08:21 PM CDT | 15 comments

Janet Jackson has been released from her label. Rodney Jerkins announced this recently in a vlog for Vibe.com, noting how this was a great opportunity for her.

Shes been released, he said this weekend. Shes been released off of Def Jam. She was asking to be released and got released, and its a great thing for her because I think her being a free agent, and doing this tour, its going to be great for her. And Im there for her.

We felt like we made a great record with the record Feedback. We felt like we made a great record with a song called Love that was supposed to be the second single. But we just felt like we didnt get the support from the record company. She felt like [the song] wasnt pushed, I felt like it wasnt pushed correctly, and she just didnt get her just do as an artist of that magnitude or that level.

A collaboration album between Jackson and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis may be in the works, as well.

Def Jam responded to this by issuing a small statement.

At her request, the record label has agreed to dissolve their working relationship with the popular artist. Janet will have autonomy over her career, without the restrictions of a label system.

Jackson is currently on tour.

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