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Janet Jackson
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How Janet Jackson lost power in 2004

AGE 38

Was it Nipplegate that soured the public on Ms. Jackson, or her witless response to the Super Bowl controversy? After a few dull interviews where the superstar petulantly cried ''accident'' and tried to resteer conversation toward her Damita Jo dud, few cared anymore what makes her tick — or strip. After more than six months, the album still hasn't scanned a million copies.

Originally posted Oct 13, 2004