Janet Jackson Makes a Rare Public Appearance at Giorgio Armani's 40th Anniversary Dinner—See the Photos!

Singer parties alongside Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sophia Loren, Chris Pine and Tina Turner

By Zach Johnson Apr 30, 2015 12:05 PMTags
Wissam Al Mana, Janet JacksonTullio M. Puglia/Getty Images for Giorgio Armani

Where has Janet Jackson been hiding?

The 48-year-old "What Have You Done for Me Lately?" singer made a rare public appearance Wednesday when she attended Giorgio's Armani 40th anniversary dinner reception at Nobu in Milan, Italy. Jackson brought her husband, Qatar-based business magnate Wissam Al Mana, as her date for the starry soirée.

The six-time Grammy Award winner managed to stay under the radar, wearing a hooded blazer and black pants. Other famous attendees included Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sophia Loren, Chris Pine and Tina Turner.

Jackson had not walked a red carpet since October 2014, for the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience. Prior to that, her last public appearance was at amfAR's 20th Annual Cinema Against AIDS event in May 2013.

The "Rhythm Nation" singer was last seen by paparazzi in February.

Last week, Jackson retweeted a fan-created "missing persons" poster that jokingly asked people who "have any information about Janet Jackson and her return to the music industry" to contact the @MYVELVETROPE Twitter account.

The pop diva was amused, writing, "LOL. Too funny, too sweet."

Days later, Jackson cryptically tweeted, "Letting go doesn't mean you stop."


Does that mean new music is on the horizon?

Seven days after Jackson's cryptic tweet, Shahs of Sunset star Asa Soltan Rahmati gave fans hope during her appearance on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live. "What can you tell us about the location and information regarding Janet Jackson?" host Andy Cohen asked his guest, who dates Jermaine Jackson Jr.

"Right now? Let me check my GPS," the reality star said with a laugh. "I think auntie Janet is happy in the Middle East. She's married to a Middle Eastern guy."

Cohen pressed her for more info, saying, "There was a rumor that Janet was coming out with new music but it turned out to be a hoax. Do you know anything about Janet and new music?" The Bravolebrity told the host, "I believe she's coming out with some amazing new music. Better be on the lookout, Andy!"

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