A shocking, and potentially disturbing image leaked on Twitter showing a 16-year-old Janet Jackson kissing a 24-year-old Ervin "Magic" Johnson MTO News has confirmed- and the photo is going viral!
The image was taken in 1983 after the two attended the American Music Awards in Los Angeles California. At the time of the picture, Magic was 24 and an adult, while Janet was 16 and a minor who didn't turn 17 until several months after the picture was taken.
It's not clear whether the kiss was impromptu - or whether the adult Magic was carrying on a romantic relationship with the underage teenager.
To get an idea of just how young Janet looked and acted at the time, MTO News located a video clip of her at the same AMAs giving Diana Ross an award.
She was clearly a child:
But a year and a half after this picture of Magic and Janet were taken, Janet ran off and eloped with singer James DeBarge in September 1984.