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Watch Janet Jackson Burn Midnight Oil in ‘No Sleeep’ Video

J. Cole stops by for remixed version of comeback single’s video

Janet Jackson has unveiled the new music video for her newly remixed comeback single “No Sleeep.” In keeping with the theme of the title, the video finds the singer and houseguest J. Cole walking around a beautiful, dimly lit pad after hours, singing their late-night anthem. “I hope u enjoy watching this as much as we enjoyed making it. #NoSL333P,” Jackson wrote of the video in a statement.

The video arrives just two days after Jackson dropped the J. Cole remix of “No Sleeep,” the first single off her upcoming, as-yet-untitled LP. “Sweet at first, but after awhile / Too much sugar they say is bad for your smile,” the rapper adds to the sultry jam. “I miss a warm house and home-cooked meals / You miss junk food / That’s why we work / You bring good food / And I bring dessert.”

The “No Sleeep” video was directed by Dave Mayers, who previously worked with Jackson on the video for her 2001 hit “All for You.” The singer’s longtime collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis produced the laidback track. Jackson’s new album, her debut on her newly founded Rhythm Nation label and first since 2008’s Discipline, is due out this fall.

In addition to her new album, Jackson also announced plans to embark on an extensive Unbreakable world tour, which kicks off with a 36-date first leg that begins August 31st in Vancouver, British Columbia and runs through November. Jackson will then return stateside for the tour’s second North American leg beginning on January 12, 2016 in Portland, Oregon.

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