Janet Jackson's two-year-old son Eissa ‘sleeps with his violin’ and ‘creates melodies’

14 August 2019, 10:36 | Updated: 14 August 2019, 10:41

Janet Jackson's son loves the violin
Janet Jackson's son loves the violin. Picture: Getty

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

Janet Jackson reckons her two-year-old son could follow in the family footsteps and become a musical prodigy, as he has started sleeping with his violin.

Janet Jackson, international pop icon and the youngest child of the Jackson family, has revealed her son could be following in his family’s musical footsteps.

Speaking to Australia’s Stellar magazine, Janet said that Eissa, who is just two years old, loves playing the violin and practises it almost every day.

“He kept taking his drum stick and running it across his guitar,” she revealed. “I thought, ‘Why is he playing it like a cello?’

“He went into his room and got a figurine of a violin and brought it to me. Then he grabbed his drumstick and guitar and kept going.”

Janet Jackson gave an interview with Stellar magazine about motherhood
Janet Jackson gave an interview with Stellar magazine about motherhood. Picture: Stellar

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Jackson, who made her debut at Glastonbury festival in June, is a single mother and gave birth to Eissa, her first child, in 2017.

She continued: “So I came home with a toy violin, showed him one time how to hold it and that was it. Then I bought him a real violin and he got so excited.”

“He sleeps with it. He eats breakfast, lunch and dinner with it,” Janet laughed. “I show him little kids playing violin on the iPad, then he was finding them himself, all these child prodigies. He creates melodies.”

Keep going, Eissa!