The outfit worn by Janet Jackson in her ‘Scream’ video has just been sold at auction. At the time it was made, the 1995 collaboration with her brother Michael was the most expensive music video ever made , costing $7 million. The black circular bubble textured fabric long-sleeve shirt, black patent leather pants and black patent leather over-the-ankle boots sold for $125,000 on May 15th along with a host of other JJ memorabilia and costumes.
The three day auction was organised by Julien’s in Beverly Hills to honour the stars 55th birthday and put more than a thousand of the singer’s personal items under the hammer. These included Jackson’s wedding dress for her secret marriage to dancer René Elizondo Jr. in 1991, her ‘Rhythm Nation’ military jacket, which sold for $81,250 and her famous, single silver-tone hoop earring with a hanging key which was bought for $43,750.
“Janet has never done anything like this before,” said Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien’s Auctions. “We’ve approached her so many times, and it has always been very hard to find anything at auction from her because she kept and archived everything.”
Speaking to the U.K’s Observer newspaper, Nolan said that, “putting together the auction was an incredibly cathartic project” for Jackson.
The auction proves that Janet’s biggest fans are willing to spend big money to grab a part of her history, although here at Exclusive Radio we have an archive of her finest songs and we won’t charge you a cent to listen!