Janet Jackson Opens Up About Her Body, Her Childhood, Lady Gaga

Janet Jackson reveals "Good Times" producers made her hide her chest.

ByABC News
October 26, 2010, 4:38 AM

Oct. 26, 2010 — -- The waxing and waning of Janet Jackson's waist has fueled headlines for years -- now, (drumroll, please) she's finally ready to weigh in.

In anticipation of her latest movie, Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls," and her upcoming book, "True You," Jackson opened up to ABC News Radio's David Blaustein about her body, her childhood, and her past relationships. While she didn't talk about her late pop-icon brother, Michael Jackson, the 44-year-old Grammy-winning singer also dished on music -- when she's getting back into the studio and who's rocking her world these days.

Below, check out what Jackson revealed:

On why she wrote "True You:" "Everyone wanted to know about the weight loss, the weight gain -- how do I do it ... It's just talking about my routine, my workout regimine, my nutrition. I wanted to talk about it."

On revisiting her childhood body image issues: "I was actually doing 'Good Times,' and on our first day of shooting they bound my chest because they thought my breasts were too big. I got the part when I was 10, we started shooting when I was 11 -- I was developing early. It made me feel that the way that I am, it's not good enough. That's why I decided to call [the book] 'True You.'"

On loneliness: "I've been married twice, I've been divorced twice. Even when you have someone with you 24/7, and still feeling alone -- when I look back on it, it's really, really sad. And I did a lot of that in my younger years."

On recording a new album: "I've been thinking about going back in the studio and just taking my time and playing around with it -- next year."

On Lady Gaga: "I adore her. One of the things that I love about her, it seemed like, for a moment, melody had left music. And I feel like she understands that a great deal. I just enjoy watching her. She takes me back a lot of times to the Grace Jones days. Where it's -- I don't mean this in a bad way at all -- it's over the top but it's over the top fun. It's different from everyone else that's out there, so I enjoy watching her and listening to her music.