Latoya Jackson

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Quotes (10)

  • La Toya Jackson: (On homosexuality) When people are in love, I don't see anything wrong with it in the world. If they choose to live their lives and get married, why should we interfere? A lot of people don't agree with me, but that's how I feel.

  • La Toya Jackson: The Parisians are very open-minded people, much more so than Americans, and given my background that's very important to me.

  • La Toya Jackson: Now that [my autobiography] is out, I feel free - like a bird that's been let out of a cage. For the first time in my life, I feel free to live my life, my dreams.

  • La Toya Jackson: (About her family) I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future.

  • La Toya Jackson: (On her self-biography) People had this image of the Jacksons as the perfect American family and I destroyed that image. But what people have to understand is writing that book was very healing for me.

  • La Toya Jackson: I'm like a flower that's finally opening. I was a closed rose but now the rose is blossoming and I can finally discover who I am.

  • La Toya Jackson: Jack was a con man and a manipulator who constantly schemed and stalked me. Wanting proof of his death may sound paranoid. But when I finally ended our marriage, Jack told me I'd never escape him and he swore that someday he'd kill me!

  • La Toya Jackson: It's because of my fans, especially my gay fans because they tend to be a little more outspoken, that I have had the inspiration. I drew from that to say, 'I'm not letting anything stand in my way'. It's because of them that I'm Startin' Over.

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Trivia (14)

  • In 1966, after her mother became a Jehovah’s Witness, La Toya and all her siblings were indoctrinated in the religion. She then was shunned in 1987.

  • La Toya Jackson was mentioned several times as being the subject of Ron Johnson's fantasies on the NBC sitcom A Different World.

  • La Toya Jackson is referred as the "Black Death" in the South Park episode “It Hits The Fan”.

  • La Toya has a fear of cats because a when she was a child one of her relatives was attacked by a cat.

  • In 1991, La Toya released her autobiography titled La Toya: Growing up in the Jackson Family. The book generated numerous controversies as she revealed that her and sister Rebbie were sexually abused by their father. Rebbie Jackson denied the allegations.

  • In 1989, La Toya was convinced by her husband to pose nude for Playboy magazine. Her first cover and nude pictorial sold over 8 million copies, making it one of the best selling issues in Playboy's history. In 1991, she appeared once again in the magazine to promote her autobiography.

  • Latoya was the first Jackson sister to start a solo career. Her first album was released in 1980.

  • Discography: La Toya Jackson (1980), My Special Love (1981), Heart Don't Lie (1984), Imagination (1986), La Toya (1988), Bad Girl (1989), No Relations (1991), Formidable (1992), From Nashville to You (1992), Stop in the Name of Love (1994), Startin' Over (Soon to be released).

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