As MTV’s latest 52 Bands/52 Weeks featured artist, Janet Jackson has tapped into her inner teenager.
The singer, 41, taped a segment (directed by Joel Schumacher) that spoofs the reality series My Super Sweet 16, which documents the birthdays, bat mitzvah celebrations and quinceañeras of wealthy – and sometimes very spoiled – teens.
Jackson, who is the artist of the week starting Feb. 25, joins the ranks of artists like Alicia Keys, Nelly Furtado, Foo Fighters, Beastie Boys and Wyclef Jean, who are featured in live clips, interviews and skits during breaks between the network’s regular programming. In addition to the Sweet 16 spoof, Jackson has taped a series of other skits, highlighting marquee moments in MTV history.
Since its inception in August 2007, the 52 Bands/52 Weeks spots have featured both established artists like Jackson and underground acts like Paramore, Kenna, Chromeo, M.I.A., Matt White and Tegan & Sara.