In a heartbreaking interview with ABC's Robin Roberts, Janet Jackson—who is writing a book about her longtime struggle to control her weight—opened up about her body image issues and lack of self-esteem, which have plagued her since childhood.



Janet—who was wearing very loud earrings for this interview—said that she was picked on as a child by the members of her family for the way that she looked, and that she held that long into adulthood. She says that it was only in recent years that she's learned to think that "nothing is wrong" with her physical appearance.


Of course, it wouldn't be a Jackson interview without discussing her father Joe. While Michael openly expressed his anger toward his father, Janet held it back a bit. However, his controlling nature, and "old school" disciplining techniques obviously had a profound affect on her.