-Before we talk tour,
you have a little boy, right? -Yes.
-How old is he? -Eissa. He’s three. He just
turned three January 3rd. -Is he three now?
-Yes. -Oh, my gosh. Is he musical? -Are you kidding me? He loves — Quest, as a matter of fact, gave
him a beautiful set, drum kit. -Really?
-He loves it. He loves it, yeah. -Oh, come on. He’s a good dude.
-Beautiful, beautiful kit. -I’m sending him something, too. Does he like a harmonica?
I don’t know what I can get him. -He has that already.
-He has that already, yeah. -He’s incredibly musical. -He is?
-Yeah. -What’s his go-to —
-First it was the violin. This — All this he chose.
-At three? -No, this was at two.
-Wow! -First, he chose the violin,
and he loves classical music. Now it’s all about — Even his third day of school,
he said, “Mama…” First day of school,
he took the violin to school. Third day of school, he says,
“Mama, I want to take a cello.” I said,
“Baby, you don’t have a cello.” He says, “I take one — Turn my violin into a cello,
please, Mama.” So my assistant, Terry, who —
We’re rushing for his class. And she took a straw and taped
it to the bottom of the violin. -And made him a little cello.
-He loved it. He was posing.
He took it to school. And my — I have two assistants.
-Yeah, sure. -My other assistant, Shanti, she said,
“Eissa, you want a violin?” He said, “Yes.” She said,
“Who’s going to buy it for you?” He says, “Mama.” So…he has a cello.
-You had to do it. So now he has a cello.
Yeah, yeah. Long story short,
baby gets what he wants. -He takes cello lessons.
He loves his cello lessons. -I want to talk about this tour.
Let’s take another look at it. It was just announced
this morning. The Black Diamond World Tour. Featuring —
Here’s what got my eye. Featuring brand-new music. Does that mean
maybe a new album? -Uh, yes.
-Really? [ Cheers and applause ] This is exciting.
-Yes. -Can I —
Is that the title of the album? Do we — Can we say it?
-Yes. “Black Diamond.” -It is “Black Diamond.” Why — How did you land
on the title? -“Black Diamond.” It’s the toughest of the stones,
of the diamonds to cut. -Wow. -And I — I heard that
immediately as hard to hurt, to destroy. And in my recent years, I’ve come to realize
that I’m incredibly strong. [ Cheers and applause ] And I see myself
as this rock, you know, and just rough around the edges. And just want to share some
of my strengths and stories. -Yeah. It also says here that you have a special performance
of “Rhythm Nation.” -Yes.
-What does that mean? What’s a special —
What’s a special — -Well, you’ll have to come
and see what that means. -Okay. All right. I will. I was going to
name off some dates. But I — There’s too many.
I just want to zoom in. Can we — -That’s just the States.
-That’s just the States, yeah. That’s not even the world yet.
Yeah. No. During the commercial break,
I was showing you this. And you go, “What is that?”
-What’s that? -And I go,
“That’s you the next year. That is your schedule
for the next year.” Oh, my gosh. It’s kicking off in Miami
at the American Airlines Arena. -Yes. Yes.
-What do you want people to take away from your
Janet Jackson concert? -Whatever stress,
troubles in their life, for those two hours,
just to leave them all behind, and hopefully they’ll have
an incredible time. -Yep. We love what you do, too. So thank you so much
for coming back to the show. Go see Janet Jackson on tour,
you guys. For more info on the
Black Diamond World Tour 2020, go to JanetJackson.com.