Janet Jackson’s Billboard Music Awards Performance

Sunday evening Janet Jackson gave an EPIC performance at the Billboard Music Awards and accepted the Icon Award. Bruno Mars presented Janet with the award. Janet is the FIRST BLACK WOMAN to receive the honor. The entertainer looked FLAWLESS on the stage and didn’t miss a beat. Can you believe she just celebrated her 52nd birthday last week.

Janet brought her mother Katherine Jackson and sister Rebbie Jackson with her to the show.

During her acceptance speech, she spoke out in support of the #MeToo movement.

“I believe that, for all of our challenges, we live at a glorious moment in history,” she began, after performing her 1986 hit “Nasty” and 1993 song “Throb.” “It’s a moment that, at long last, women have made it clear that we will no longer be controlled, manipulated, or abused. I stand with those women and with those men equally outraged by discrimination, who support us in heart and mind. My prayer is that, weary of such noise, we will turn back to the source of all calmness, that source is God. Everything we lack, God has in abundance: compassion, sensitivity, patience and boundless love. Again I want to thank all of you for this honor and I thank God for giving me the precious energy that lets me live my life as an artist who every day seeks to expend my capacity to love.”

For a full list of all the evening’s winners, see here.

In case you missed her performance, here goes.


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