Janet Jackson decides to ‘implement’ #MeToo checks for upcoming music tour
Janet Jackson is ready to do some #MeToo checks on her upcoming music tour.
According to The sunthe pop icon is set to hit the road this year for the Together Again US tour, which kicks off in April and will be supported by Ludacris across all 33 dates.
The outlet reported that the 56-year-old musician will ‘follow in the footsteps’ of fellow singer Beyonce in screening her staff to ensure they have ‘no history of sexual abuse’ ahead of their tour in four years. .
A source close to Janet told the outlet, “Janet is taking inspiration from Beyonce’s book and setting up #MeToo checks as she prepares for her Together Again tour.”
“The checks will see everyone, from his dancers and bandmates to the crew and general staff, checked to make sure they don’t have a history of abuse,” the source explained.
The source continued that this decision “will be costly for Janet, but she is prepared to prioritize the benefits in order to create a safe working environment for such a massive event.”
“She also wants a completely non-toxic work environment for all of her staff and by implementing these early checks she eliminates the risk,” the source said.
The source revealed that her upcoming tour “is expected to generate over $70 million,” which is why she doesn’t want to take any chances.
“Janet is determined that everyone working on the tour can be completely comfortable and in a safe environment,” the source added.