Janet Jackson Will Still Perform At This Weekend’s Essence Fest

Contributed by BreAnna Bell

Janet Jackson will be making her headlining appearance at Essence Festival this weekend despite mourning the loss of her father, Joe Jackson, who passed away just last week.


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The singer and other members of the family were present at the patriarch’s funeral Monday.

Jackson responded to concerns about her upcoming appearance with an instagram video captioning,

“Thank u for all your love and support. Means so much to me during this time. Can’t wait to see you all on #SOTW tour. First stop:@essencefest 💜 #essencefest

TMZ reports, sources close to Janet say she’s currently en route to New Orleans for the fest where she’s scheduled to perform Sunday. She has other dates lined up through August on her State of the World tour too, which she’s also planning to fulfill.


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