American music maestro, Janet Jackson has revealed the difficulties she encountered when she converted to Islam after she married her oil rich Arab husband.
Janet, who is sister to the late legendary pop icon and music artist, Michael Jackson, was in February reported to be quitting the entertainment industry because of her new religion.
Janet who is married to Qatari Muslim billionaire, Wissam Al-Manna said that she almost committed suicide because of the restrictions and burden her new life and religion brought upon her, saying that it was not an easy transformation.
According to MTV News, she revealed that she had been deprived of everything in life as she could not listen to music, drive a car, wear designer clothes but only the ‘Black Abaya’ and could not even move outside her residential home in Doha as she was always surrounded by heavily-armed security men.
Janet said her new song ‘No Sleep’ feat J. Cole, says it all from her marriage about the difficulties involved in adapting to her new life, the stress involved in being a Muslim wife and the regrets she had due to the choices she made.
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