American superstar Janet Jackson takes the cover story of Essence Magazine‘s July August 2018 edition captured by fashion photographer Warwick Saint. Styling is work of Robert Behar, with makeup from beauty artist Preston Meneses, hair styling by Janet Zeitoun, and manicure by Emi Kudo.
“The height of happiness is holding my baby son in my arms and hearing him coo, or when I look into his smiling eyes and watch him respond to my tenderness. When I kiss him. When I sing him softly to sleep. During those sacred times, happiness is everywhere. Happiness is in gratitude to God. Happiness is saying, ‘Thank you, God, for my life, my energy and my capacity to grow in love.’ ” – Miss Jackson for ESSENCE, on happiness.