Janet Jackson admits to Extra that her former hefty size shocked her:
"I could not believe how big I was, how heavy I really was," the singer, 40, tells TV's Extra in an interview airing Tuesday night. "I would see myself in the mirror, but I wouldn't look too often. I didn't want to get used to that image."
Janet talks about the cosmetic procedures she's had done after the jump...
Jackson lost the weight through healthy eating and tough workouts – and she's offended by speculation that she had plastic surgery.
"It does drive me crazy," she says, "because I've worked real hard … and I think it's really easy for (the tabloids) to write it off as (surgery)."
She jokes, "It isn't hurtful – it just pisses me off. … I want to kick some ass."
But Jackson admits she had some cosmetic work done when she was a teen. "It's no secret," she tells Extra. "When I was 16 I changed my nose. Would I do it again? I don't know. … I've seen a lot of women that have been pulled and snatched, and it's not too cute."