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Khia Squashed Janet Beef After MJ Died

Khia is known for sparking conflicts with her industry peers, including Janet Jackson a few years ago. But when Michael Jackson died last June, the rapper said she was intent on lending support to his baby sister.

Khia, who was in Atlanta at the time, said she reached out to Janet through the singer’s publicist to send condolences over the loss of the King of Pop. She never heard back.

“I’m kinda okay with Jermaine [Jackson] and the little network. She’s in Atlanta a lot,” Khia told VIBE. “Some key people that know the family called and texted me, like, ‘Did you hear? He’s gone,’ and I was like, aw! She’s so strong, though. She handled it well and I try to give her space to mourn. I haven’t [spoken to her]. But since then I’ve just been praying for her and I wish her the best.”

You may remember, Janet recruited Khia to spit a verse on her 2006 single, “So Excited,” off her album 20 Y.O., but Khia wasn’t happy with her diminished role in the music video. In July 2008, she took to her MySpace blog and critiqued her one-time collaborator: 

“STOP IT!!!!! ULL NEVA BE MARIAH!!!!! SHE DONT HAVE TO BE INTIMIDATED BY ME. PUTTIN ME ON DAT DAMN TV!!! SHE AT HATA. DIVAS CAN BE HATAS TOO!!!... NOWWWWWWW!!!!!MYT ADVICE TO JANET. MS. JACKSON IF U NASTI!!! STOP TRYNA TO COMPETE WITH THE LITTLE GIRLS.” 

Despite that, Khia said the situation is now water under the bridge. “I love Janet! My ‘Bad Girls’ single is kind of inspired by Janet. I wrote it for her,” said Khia. “It’s got her written all over it and I know she’s gonna love it.”

Still, the rapper doesn’t regret any of the feedback she offered Janet via her blog. “I don’t say anything that I don’t mean. I meant every word that I said. People mix the truth with hate, but no I didn’t appreciate her putting me on the television,” said Khia. “A lot of people blew that out of proportion like, ‘Oh my god, Khia’s hating on Janet,’ but she called me and we were okay. It’s just me voicing the situation to my fans and then people getting it and running with it and that’s fine. The song is hot and she’s gonna always be Janet and I’m gonna always be Khia.” 

Khia has been in talks with VH1 to air her upcoming reality show, Anger Management. —Clover Hope

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