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July 07, 2019

Gladys Knight Smiles as 'Baby Girl' Janet Jackson Visits Her after London Concert

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Gladys Knight recently performed in London as part of her tour around Europe, and as she prepared for the show, the iconic diva received the visit of another musical icon: Janet Jackson.

Fans of Gladys Knight and Janet Jackson were more than delighted when the 75-year-old singer shared a video and some pics alongside the “Rhythm Nation” on Instagram last weekend.

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THE ENCOUNTER

In the clip, Knight can be seen entering a room backstage where Janet waited for her. As soon as she sees her, Knight gushes, “hey! There’s my baby girl” as Janet waits for her with open arms.

Both women expressed how glad they were of seeing each other while sharing a hug, and as they start a conversation, the clip ends.

Knight looked stage-ready in a white dress with see-through sleeves and hoop earrings. Janet, on the other hand, kept things simple with a green coat, black cap, and matching t-shirt.

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The pics show the pair deep in conversation while holding hands, and smiling at each other, and also one with people from Janet’s team.

“My baby girl came to the show tonight. It was such a treat to embrace you and have you here! I love you beyond words,” Knight captioned the post.

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FANS’ REACTIONS

Fans of the two divas were more than happy to see them together and didn’t take long filling the comment section with kind words.

“The history is deep...Ms. Knight has the right to call Ms. Jackson "baby girl"...Beautiful moment!” wrote one user.

Another added,

“What a moment. Two of my favorites together...such strong, beautiful, intelligent, powerful women. Thank you for being a part of my life...love you both.”

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And a third one pointed out,

“This was so sweet the Queens truly family of the heart. I love seeing two of my favorite legends embracing each other.”

Gladys was in London for a performance at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, while Jackson was there as part of the lineup for the Glastonbury Festival.

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JANET ON HER BROTHER’S LEGACY

Ahead of the festival, Jackson did a rare interview with The Sunday Times, where she opened up about life as a mom, her plans for the future, and the legacy of her late brother, Michael Jackson.

Even though Michael’s reputation has been tarnished in the last months after the release of the “Leaving Neverland” documentary, where he’s accused once again of sexual assault on children, Janet is a firm believer Michael’s legacy will live on.

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“It will continue. I love it when I see kids emulating him when adults still listen to his music," she said. "It just lets you know the impact that my family has had on the world."

"I hope I'm not sounding arrogant in any way -- I'm just stating what is," she added. "It's really all God's doing, and I'm just thankful for that."

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The newly Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee is about to start the summer leg of her residency in Las Vegas, “Metamorphosis,” which will run until September.

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