*As you know Miss Jackson aka Janet Jackson is on a roll career wise and seemingly on a personal level as well. Her acting profile is growing and just when she said she was gonna dial down her music career by not recording full albums, she in serious demand as a concert performer. Everyone is still talking about her hot-to-death steamy show at the Essence Music Festival over the July 4th weekend.

Speaking of Essence, she’s the cover subject for July which you already know, too. If you’ve seen the issue you know that 44-year-old Jackson is also featured in a classy, but sexy eight-page layout with 35-year-old actor Adam Rodriguez of “CSI Miami,” whom she personally requested. And speaking of which, if you scroll down you can see check out the behind the scenes footage of the photo shoot.

Oh yeah, did we mention that Janet is also on a roll with how she feels about herself these days, too? In the cover story she reveals that back in the day, as young girl, when she appeared on “Good Times” as a pre-teen, she thought she was inadequate physically. She claims she was made to feel embarrassed about her developing body.

“They wanted me to bind my chest,” she says. “I started developing at a young age. So under the little sweatshirt, that Band-Aid is wrapped around my chest to make me look flatter. That plays tricks here [she points to her head]. “You’re an innocent kid and you immediately start thinking how you look naturally isn’t good enough.”

Yep, that was then. This is now, and of course these days she’s rollin’ with a whole new attitude.

“It really affected me, up until now, she said. “There comes a time when you don’t give an F what people say or think. You just do your thing because it’s finally about you and not in a selfish way but in a great way.”

Alrighty then! Now that we got that out there, let’s check out that photo shoot: