Usually private singer, Janet Jackson, sat down with "Today"'s Meredith Vieira in an interview shown Friday to discuss her new book, childhood and death of her brother Michael in what was arguably her most candid interview yet.
"I would literally bang my head up against the wall and I would cry because I didn't feel attractive," Janet said about her history with low self-esteem. The actress revealed that she didn't become comfortable with her appearance until her 30s.
In Janet's new book, True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself, the actress discloses details on her private battle with self-image.
"I was the kind of kid that kept everything inside," Janet admitted, explaining that her brothers called her names like horse, pig, cow and slaughter-hog in a playful tone that she took to heart.
The Grammy winner dedicated her new book to her late brother Michael and she told Meredith that the two were very close.
"We did everything together," Janet said. "There's still not a day that goes by that I don't think about him."
True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself hits stands February 15. "Today" airs weekdays on NBC.