By Natasha

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Jada Pinkett Smith is opening up in her new cover story of Haute Living New York about who convinced her to take the role of a brothel owner in the upcoming Magic Mike 2 movie. Plus, Janet Jackson just gave a sneak peek of her new song to fans….

43-year-old Jada is keeping it effortlessly fab in the new issue of Haute Living New York. The cover gal is dishing on what (and who) convinced her to take on the role of brothel owner turned male revue promoter “Rome”. And she’s posing it up in a Dan Flood-shot spread snapped inside the Viceroy Hotel’s Empire Suite in Santa Monica:

Rocking her sexy gold Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, Altuzarra bluse and Alice + Olivia short shorts to show off those killer legs, Jada revealed:

‘After getting on Skype with Channing [Tatum] and director Greg Jacobs, I knew their intentions were pure,’ Jada told the publication, which hits newsstands this week.

First of all, Channing has a huge influence in this industry – the idea that he has the guts to tackle this subject was a real selling point for me.’

‘One of the biggest selling points for accepting this role was Channing saying – and I’m not quoting – that there is a way to make the adult entertainment industry responsible.’

The former “Gotham” star and punk-rock artist, rocking a Ralph Lauren Collection dress above, also dished about why she switches up her hair so often:

‘If I had to be honest about hair styles and fashion, I would say I use it differently than everyone else does.’
‘For me it is an expression of the different personalities of Jada – how I am feeling at the moment. I tend to be that girl – I may want to look like a punk-rocker and use my hair and clothing to express that.’

The actress also cuts, hard, for her fam:

‘My family is my priority. If my family is stable and everyone has what they need, then I look at a way to fit in a creative endeavor,’ she said.

Hot pics. Check out the full cover story and all Jada’s designer deets over on Haute Living.

In other news, Janet Jackson is still teasing fans. She posted a snippet of a new song called “Love”, along with the words, for her followers today. Get into it below:

I wanna tell you how important you are to me! Love J. #ConversationsInACafe https://t.co/hL2qtzC8If

— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) June 17, 2015

Janet’s new album and new tour are on the way!

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