Janet Jackson Covers Prevention July 2012

Posted Wednesday June 6, 2012 3:29 PM GMT

She's a member of one of the most famous music-making families ever, and Janet Jackson was chosen to grace the cover of the July 2012 issue of Prevention magazine.

The 46-year-old singer looks colorful in a red Vince tank top, Levi's jeans and Pamela Love jewelry for the Don Flood shot front page while dishing about everything from her niece, Paris Jackson, to diet and weight loss.

Highlights from Miss Jackson's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Prevention!

On her weight loss:
“When I gained weight in 2005, my nutritionist was very worried. I was close to having diabetes. Even when I lost it [and] then gained quite a bit back, there was always the thought of heart disease … Knowing I have these problems with body image, I ask my friends and family to tell me when I’ve lost too much. Because I will continue to pick on myself like all other woman do, and say, ‘You need to [lose] more here, more there.’”

On her guilty pleasures:
“Chocolate, cake, caramel apples – there aren’t many things I don’t love.”

On her niece Paris wanting to become an actress:
“We’ve spoken about the fact that you’re only a child once. I think there’s a time for everything, and now is not the time [to act in films]. I told her I thought she should enjoy being a kid, possibly go to college – or not – but wait till she turns 18. She’s a very tough, smart girl. But it’s a cutthroat industry. I wouldn’t want my child to do it.”

On exercise:
“I don’t like to workout, and I get bored easily. [My trainer] Tony Martinez is great. When I’m getting ready for a tour, I’ll work out with the dancers. He’ll put us in teams and we’ll do all sorts of drills and races.”

Photo Credit: Don Flood for Prevention

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