Janet Jackson is caught up in a fresh new scandal, after a video clip of her sunbathing hit the internet.

The 40-second paparazzi video, which was shot from bushes near the pop singer, circulated around the internet at a high rate yesterday (27OCT05), reportedly prompting her lawyers to attempt to have the video removed.

The exact source of the video and when it was shot have yet to be revealed.

Jackson found herself in the middle of controversy last year (04) when pop hunk Justin Timberlake revealed her right breast during a "wardrobe malfunction" at the end of their set during the halftime show of the Super Bowl.

And this week (ends28OCT05), Jackson hit out at claims by her former brother-in-law, YOUNG DeBARGE, that she has a "secret" 18-year-old daughter with ex-husband JAMES DeBARGE.