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Janet Jackson Opens Up About Her 'Intense' Struggle With Depression

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Janet Jackson is opening up about her mental health journey.

In a new feature for Essence, the 52-year-old songstress pens an open letter to her fans about her "intense" struggle with depression.

Related: Icon Award Recipient Janet Jackson Gives A STRONG Live Performance!

When speaking about her thirties, the mom of one writes:

"I struggled with depression. The struggle was intense. Low self-esteem might be rooted in childhood feelings of inferiority. It could relate to failing to meet impossibly high standards. And of course there are always the societal issues of racism and sexism. Put it all together and depression is a tenacious and scary condition. Thankfully, I found my way through it."

She continues about her experience in her forties:

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Janet Jackson's Ex-Husband Is Pissed About Their Child Custody Arrangement!

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Janet Jackson's ex-husband isn't happy with how his custody battle is playing out.

A source close to the situation told ET that Wissam Al Mana is "upset" about their child custody arrangement, which states that a caregiver must be present when the Qatari billionaire spends time with their son Eissa.

The insider added that Al Mana is also unhappy about the amount of time he's allowed to spend with the 1-year-old.

Related: Janet's Family STILL Hasn't Forgiven Justin Timberlake!

This scoop comes days after the Feedback singer called the police over concern for her son, who was at the time under the care of Al Mana and a "terrified" nanny.

The source also claimed that Al Mana has been verbally aggressive to Jackson in the past, corroborating some of brother Randy Jackson's allegations about the couple's toxic relationship.

Sounds like an upsetting situation all around.

[Image via Apega/WENN.]

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Janet Jackson Calls Police For Welfare Check On Her 1-Year-Old Son

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Janet Jackson wasn't messing around!

Janet Jackson is keeping her eyes on estranged ex-husband Wissam Al Mana, especially when it comes to their son!

The songstress called for the police at 10 p.m. Saturday night to check on the welfare of their child Eissa Al Mana while he was in his father's care at the Nobu Hotel in Malibu.

Related: Khloé Kardashian Claps Back At Fan Who Criticized Her

While Janet wasn't at the hotel at the time of the incident, she did show up when police arrived. Additionally, a spokesperson for the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station confirmed:

"Deputies were there [and] called to the scene. They decided the child was okay and they left."

It turns out it was a message from their son's nanny that inspired her to call for a welfare check.

Her brother Randy Jackson revealed to Entertainment Tonight that the nanny was "terrified" by Wissam's "behavior and locked herself in a bathroom, so she could contact Janet."

Scary! We're glad to hear Eissa was okay in the end though!

[Image via Nicky Nelson/WENN.]

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Paris Jackson Responds To Fans Criticizing Her For Not Showing Up To Support Janet Jackson At The Billboard Music Awards!

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Paris Jackson isn't taking suggestions on how to interact with her own family, thank you very much!

Michael Jackson's daughter took to Instagram on Sunday to congratulate aunt Janet Jackson on her iconic performance and speech at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. But some fans thought she could have done a little more to honor her relative.

While Janet's mother Katherine Jackson, sister Rebbie Jackson, and nephew Prince Jackson cheered her on from inside the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Paris stuck to the sidelines of social media to write a literal one-worded tribute.

Related: Janet Reveals Her Son Already Has A Favorite Singer

For her part, the 20-year-old screenshotted an IG post from Rebbie's son Austin Brown to her Instagram Story. Brown shared a photo of Janet's "stellar performance," writing in a gushing caption that "greatness is ageless." Paris didn't have much to add to the tribute, simply writing "Ditto."

Needless to say, the curt tribute post rubbed some fans the wrong way, which prompted Paris to address some larger issues within the famous family. She wrote:

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Thighs For Daaays — All The Red Carpet Fashion Photos From The 2018 Billboard Music Awards HERE!

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Yessss, ladies! YES!!

Sunday night saw Ciara, Taylor Swift, and Jennifer Lopez lead the pack at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas with their gam-alicious looks.

Honestly, this red carpet turned out to be a lot sexier than expected, and for that we're forever grateful.

To see what all the others star wore (including Camila Cabello, Janet Jackson, and Christina Aguilera), be sure to browse through our gallery…

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Icon Award Recipient Janet Jackson Gives A STRONG Live Performance At The Billboard Music Awards — Watch!

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Janet Jackson is a true icon — and a true boss!!!

The Billboard Music Awards couldn't handle her tonight! After receiving the Icon Award — as Bruno Mars pointed out, she's the FIRST African-American woman to earn it — Janet brought the place down with an 80s-inspired, nostalgic throwback performance that hit the spot!

Ch-ch-check out the highlights (below)!!!

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Janet Jackson Reveals Her Son Eissa Already Has A Favorite Singer In Rare Interview About Motherhood & More!

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Janet Jackson is experiencing a love like never before!

The 52-year-old singer covers the new issue of Billboard, and inside the mag she's opening up about the life-changing journey that is motherhood. Aw!

Related: Wendy Williams Says Beyoncé Needs Autotune?!

The five-time Grammy winner gushed about her son Eissa in the rare interview, sharing:

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