A number of Janet Jackson fans have found their Instagram accounts deleted due to copyright takedowns, after posting video clips of her latest gigs.

Yet once news of the deletions broke, Jackson has issued a statement apologising, and promising a less Prince-ish policy going forward.

“I want you to know that I enjoy watching the short video clips of how you are Burning It Up at the Unbreakable shows. Please keep posting them,” wrote Jackson in her public statement.

“My team is passionate about protecting the intellectual property we are creating for the tour and possible future projects. It was never their intention, acting on my behalf, to have social media accounts removed. Permitting the use of long clips does present a contractual problem for these projects. I hope you understand.”

For its part, Instagram has also apologised for the account deletions, blaming a bug for kicking users off Instagram who had not generated repeated copyright takedowns.

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