"Janet says that the “shift” in her relationship with Michael began after he released the Thriller album in 1982. At the time, she was 16 and he was 24.
“I remember really loving the Thriller album, but for the first time that’s when I felt it was different between the two of us, that a shift was happening. He would always come in my room and we’d talk, and this particular time, he came in my bedroom. Neither of us said a word to each other, and then he got up and left. That’s the time Mike and I started going our separate ways. He just wasn’t as fun as he used to be,” she said.