Cigar Aficionado sponsor Janet album launch


Tonight, after the Soul Train Awards, Janet will attend an album launch in Los Angeles along with many A-list celebrities. The sponsor, Cigar Aficionado, will give special cigars to each person to attend. Meanwhile, a new photo of Janet has been circulated which can be seen on the left.

Press release from Cigar Aficionado: 19 March 2004: C.A.O. International Inc. has a cigar for controversial music artist Janet Jackson. The cigarmaker is serving as cigar sponsor for tomorrow evening’s “A Night With Janet ‘Damita Jo’ Jackson,” which celebrates Jackson’s release of her “Damita Jo” album.

The event follows the 2004 Soul Train Awards. Several cigar-smoking celebrities are expected to attend, including Jay-Z and Denzel Washington. The evening’s VIPs will receive a selection of C.A.O. cigars, including premium C.A.O. Criollos and L’Anniversaire Maduros from Nicaragua and a flavored C.A.O. Moontrance made in the Dominican Republic.

Justin Timberlake is among the invited guests. C.A.O. is providing headgear for the event, but not shirts with tear-away panels, so a repeat of the infamous Jackson/Timberlake performance from the Super Bowl is not expected.