Janet Jackson Under Fire Over Her Set at Glastonbury

Janet Jackson performed a non-stop set of her iconic back catalogue at Glastonbury – the only problem was festival-goers couldn’t hear most of it.

Those in the audience of Janet’s Saturday afternoon gig took to twitter to complain about sound issues the singer appeared to have throughout her energetic show.

Viewers watching the BBC coverage at home also accused her of ‘miming’ as there were several moments were there was no sound coming out of her mic and she was still singing.

While some praised Janet, 53, for dancing in a all-black long-sleeved jumper dress in the heat, others moaned that she really needed to turn her mic on.

“The irony of #JanetJackson yelling at the crowd ‘I can’t hear you!'” joked one person on Twitter.

“Sound was awful, she was definitely miming through most of it. Hope the crowd could hear her,” said another.

During Janet’s set people complained that they couldn’t hear her singing in the audience and on the BBC coverage (Image: Getty Images)

Referring to one of her famous tracks, another mocked: “‘What have you done for me lately?’ Well, Janet, you mimed at Glasto.”

“She’s amazing but the sound quality was definitely off,” added a fourth.

One suggested she wasn’t miming: “Shame she’s not miming. We might be able to hear her then. Still, the instrumentals sound nice and the dancing’s good. # Glastonbury”


Some of Janet’s loyal fans jumped to her defence, as one fumed: “So listening to the audio in this very video u still say she’s, I have to get used to this word- miming?

“What about this looks or sounds like a mime? Maybe u should go listen to the original song, even part of it & reassess your incorrect statement.”

“I was amazed by Janet Jackson, in all that heat last night she was singing and moving so well. That girl sure earned her money,” added another.

Janet performed a non-stop set of her iconic back catalogue (Image: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

“Janet Jackson was amazing at Glastonbury. I don’t care if she mimed, she danced as good as ever and put on a great performance. There’s a reason she’s an icon,” said one.

Janet had taken to the stage late afternoon on Saturday when temperatures were still in the high twenties in black trousers and a long-sleeved jumper dress.

She stomped and danced about with her backing dancers in heavy black boots and at one point wiped the sweat from her face with a black towel before carrying on with her routine.

Throughout the majority of her performance Janet fiddled with her microphone back on the back of her trousers, and appeared to talk to someone off stage.

Mirror Online have contacted representatives for the BBC, Glastonbury and Janet Jackson for comment.


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