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Janet Jackson: My Breasts Were Bound As A Child Actress (VIDEO)

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Janet Jackson is promoting her new self-help book, 'True You,' and she opened up to ABC News about her weight struggles that led her to write it.

"Everyone wanted to know about the weight loss, the weight gain -- how do I do it," she said. "It's just talking about my routine, my workout regimen, my nutrition. I wanted to talk about it."

Janet's body issues go way back to her first acting role, on the 70s television series 'Good Times.'

"I was actually doing 'Good Times,' and on our first day of shooting they bound my chest because they thought my breasts were too big," she said. "I got the part when I was 10, we started shooting when I was 11 -- I was developing early. It made me feel that the way that I am, it's not good enough. That's why I decided to call [the book] 'True You.'"

Janet also talked about being married and divorced twice and her upcoming movie, Tyler Perry's 'For Colored Girls,' out November 5.

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