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Janet Jackson's Filming a Music Video "Featuring a Lot of African Rhythms"

She was also spotted wearing some... interesting style choices.

Janet Jackson was in Williamsburg, Brooklyn earlier this week where, according to Rhythm of Afrika, she was shooting a music video that included lots of African rhythms.

Remezcla reports that the music video is presumably for the 52-year-old star's upcoming single, "Made for Now," and that Daddy Yankee was also present for the shoot. Dave Meyers is the rumored director.

Pictures from the shoot show Janet Jackson star wearing a headwrap paired with ripped jeans and a big yellow belt.

The styling has been a bit more of a talking point, while some are celebrating her "African-inspired" choices, others are calling them out for different reasons.


Creative director and stylist Dapper Afrika is claiming that Janet's stylist took some of his ideas and executed them badly. "Dear @janetjackson come see me please whomever is researching is not serving you as an original," he wrote on his Instagram. "You are an Icon you deserve to know who's the best at this particular type of imagery and some folks can't execute it at all just by being on your team or your personal stylist... Guess I won't be sending the top Stylists DMs of my work anymore to collab!"

Other commenters like Akua "Kiwi" Konadu were much more direct, writing under Rhythm of Afrika's IG post, "What the HEELLLLL is this mess? As a PROUD GHANAIAN WOMEN, I'm hella offended by this 'African' 'style'! A beg, may the witches who dressed the ICON, catch fiyah & burn! *Ghana voice*""

What do you think about the styling here?



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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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