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Janet Jackson to launch lingerie line

Pleasure Principle garments hit stores this autumn

Janet Jackson has announced that she will launch her own line of lingerie in the US later this year.

The pop star, whose nipple-bearing 'wardrobe malfunction' at her 2004 Super Bowl performance with Justin Timberlake made headlines around the world, is now helping to clothe women in satin and lace.

The line will be called Pleasure Principle, in reference to her 1987 hit song, and is due to hit US shops in November.

"People have come to me with other ideas, but lingerie is a passion for me, and just like music and acting, I can't do it unless I put 100 percent into it," Jackson said in a statement.

She also added that the garments will be comfortable to wear. "There's something for every woman, and that's very important to us. I've always hated when lingerie is uncomfortable, so the fit and comfort was key."

The line, which was co-designed by Australian designer Bruno Schiavi, will initially be sold at US department stores for under $40, reports E! Online. Pleasure Principle is due to expand into Europe, Australia and Japan in the near future.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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