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Glastonbury 2019: Janet Jackson, 53, is accused of ‘MIMING’ by fans

She was out to wow with an energetic performance after ‘slowing down’ following the birth of her son Eissa. 

But Janet Jackson has been accused of ‘miming’ by many angry fans after she took to the stage at the Glastonbury Festival on Saturday.  

The Together Again hitmaker, 53, delivered a non-stop showcase of her biggest hits at the iconic venue in Worthy Farm, but divided viewers later claimed the performance was far from live.

Controversial: Janet Jackson, 53, has been accused of miming by many angry fans after she took to the stage at the Glastonbury Festival on Saturday 

Janet, sister of late popstar Michael Jackson, styled her flaming orange curls into a voluminous ponytail which she whipped around on stage. 

The Anytime, Anyplace hitmaker was sure to feel the heat of the scorching weather as she wore a black overcoat that wrapped across her body and baggy black trousers.

Adding more edge to her stage look, the star stomped about in black leather boots for her show.

Mover! The Together Again hitmaker delivered a non-stop showcase of her biggest hits at the iconic venue in Worthy Farm

Mover! The Together Again hitmaker delivered a non-stop showcase of her biggest hits at the iconic venue in Worthy Farm

At one point, the singer straddled one of her male dancers on stage as she sent fans wild with her energetic performance. 

But following the 50-minute slot, many fans took to Twitter to claim Janet was miming, with one writing: ‘Credit to Janet Jackson for just rocking up with her old CDs and dancing to them in front of a live audience…’

Another added: ‘Janet Jackson has completely mimed her way through this.’

A third also tweeted: ‘Deary me, a fully mimed set from Janet Jackson, abysmal.’

Annoyed: Following the 50-minute slot, many fans took to Twitter to claim Janet was miming

Annoyed: Following the 50-minute slot, many fans took to Twitter to claim Janet was miming

But other die-hard fans were quick to throw their support behind Janet, writing: ‘I love Janet Jackson, her back catalogue is fantastic!!’

A second added: ‘Janet Jackson was amazing at Glastonbury . I don’t care if she mimed, she danced as good as ever and put on a great performance. There’s a reason she’s an icon.’

MailOnline has contacted Janet’s representative for comment.  

Backing her! But other die-hard fans were quick to throw their support behind Janet, as they praised her sensational return to the stage

Backing her! But other die-hard fans were quick to throw their support behind Janet, as they praised her sensational return to the stage

Last week, Jackson told the Sunday Times in a candid interview that she’s in a ‘great space.’

‘I have a beautiful son,’ the singer told the publication as she added that her friends now call her ‘Superwoman’.

‘God knows I’m not. But I think what they are seeing is the energy and that extra drive I’m getting from the inspiration of Eissa,’ she admitted. 

The Rhythm Nation songstress may have launched a residency in Las Vegas earlier this year, but she asserted that she’s ‘slowed down a great deal’ in order to get more quality time in with her son Eissa, two. 

Meanwhile, Eissa has adopted a new role as one of Jackson’s biggest cheerleaders.

Whip it! Janet, sister of late popstar Michael Jackson, styled her flaming orange curls into a voluminous ponytail which she whipped around on stage

Whip it! Janet, sister of late popstar Michael Jackson, styled her flaming orange curls into a voluminous ponytail which she whipped around on stage

Sizzling: At one point, the singer straddled one of her male dancers on stage as she sent fans wild with her energetic performance

Sizzling: At one point, the singer straddled one of her male dancers on stage as she sent fans wild with her energetic performance

Hotting up! The Anytime, Anyplace hitmaker was sure to feel the heat of the scorching weather as she wore a black overcoat that wrapped across her body and baggy black trousers

Hotting up! The Anytime, Anyplace hitmaker was sure to feel the heat of the scorching weather as she wore a black overcoat that wrapped across her body and baggy black trousers

Hot! Adding more edge to her stage look, the star stomped about in black leather boots for her show

Hot! Adding more edge to her stage look, the star stomped about in black leather boots for her show

‘He comes to the rehearsals. He sings along. He loves being around the kids,’ she said.

In an interview with Billboard last May, Jackson opened up about how ‘fortunate’ she is to be finally ‘concerned with the welfare of someone else’ – her son, Eissa.

‘[Eissa] has shown me that love, no matter how deeply you believe you have experienced that emotion, can always go deeper,’ she told the magazine.

Jackson shares Eissa with business magnate ex Wissam Al Mana, 44, the couple welcomed him into the world back in 2017.

Fans: Large crowds of festival-goers made their way to the main stage to watch the icon put on a fantastic performance

Fans: Large crowds of festival-goers made their way to the main stage to watch the icon put on a fantastic performance  

Mum duty: Janet recently revealed that she has 'slowed down a great deal' due to her two-year-old son Eissa (pictured recently together)

Mum duty: Janet recently revealed that she has ‘slowed down a great deal’ due to her two-year-old son Eissa (pictured recently together) 

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