Janet Jackson Covers Essence magazine’s July/August 2018 issue

Janet Jackson is on the cover of Essence magazine’s July/August 2018 issue, on newsstands June 22.

Here’s what the entertainer had to share with the mag…

On struggling with depression: “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.”

On her one-year-old son Eissa: “The height of happiness is holding my baby son in my arms and hearing him coo, or when I look into his smiling eyes and watch him respond to my tenderness. When I kiss him. When I sing him softly to sleep. During those sacred times, happiness is everywhere.”