The iconic singer expresses her gratitude to her sister just hours after she wowed audiences during her electrifying stage comeback at the Billboard Music Awards.
Janet Jackson was grateful for her sister Rebbie Jackson’s support and she made that known in one of her recent Instagram posts.
The 52-year-old singer returned to the television stage after 9 years with a powerful performance leading to her acceptance of her Icon Award during this year’s Billboard Music Awards. And seated among the star-studded guests who witnessed her tribute was her sister Rebbie Jackson whose support the singer appreciated as she posted her thanks on her Instagram.
Sharing a photo from that night, Janet stood close to Rebbie who rocked a red suit and looked ageless as she attended her sister’s big night to lend her support. In her caption, the ‘Rhythm Nation’ singer wrote
“Thank u to my beautiful sister Rebbie and my girls for your support #girlpower”
Janet proved she still got what it takes after 4 decades in the business when she wowed her audience during her explosive performance at the annual event. Stars danced and watched in awe as she sang a medley of her hits with the energy of a 20-year-old making the Icon Award rightfully hers
She later induced chills during her acceptance speech where she glorified the power of women and recognized the role of God in her life.
“I’m deeply humbled and grateful for this award. I believe that for all the challenges, for all our challenges, we live at a glorious moment in history. It’s a moment when, 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.”
“This is also a moment when our public discourse is loud and harsh. "My prayer is that, weary of such noise, we turn back to the source of all calmness. That source, that source is God. Everything we lack, God has in abundance: compassion, sensitivity, patience, and a boundless love. So, 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 single day seeks to expand my capacity to love. Thank you so much.”
Janet left the crowd chanting her name, an indication that she'll forever remain in the hearts of many as a true legend. Throughout the span of her 40-year career, the singer has managed to earn 35 awards and sell more than 100 million records. She’s also the first black woman to receive the Icon Award.