Janet Jackson: 'I Discovered Cocaine When I was 11'

Janet Jackson: 'I Discovered Cocaine When I was 11'
Janet Jackson: 'I Discovered Cocaine When I was 11'

Janet Jackson has revealed she first came across cocaine at 11-year-old during wild parties at New York's infamous Studio 54 nightclub.

The singer, describing the dangers child stars are exposed to at a young age to CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, told how she initially thought the white powder was flour.

"I was ten. Ten/eleven years old at [Studio] 54 dancing," Jackson recalled. "You know it was the first time I ever saw drugs. I couldn’t figure out why people were putting flour up their nose. I thought that was the stupidest thing."

The 45-year-old also touched on her secret marriage to James DeBarge, aged just 18. "I was eighteen, I had gone though a lot in my life. I was in a relationship, no one knew that I was married. I was going through a lot with my marriage," the 'Rhythm Nation' star revealed.

"It’s not a secret everyone knows he had issues at that time with drugs. It’s very difficult on a kid, on an eighteen year old. I was still a baby."

Janet Jackson has recently been linked with a judging role on the next series of X Factor USA, replacing sacked stars Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul.

Watch the interview below...

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