Fifty-Two, Fit and Fabulous! Janet Jackson is still bringing the thunder on the stage like its 1999.
Last night, we got to be reminded who Exactly Janet Jackson was; not like we ever forgot. Janet was honored by Billboard as the Icon of the Year, even though in her personal life, the last few years up until now, has been a one heck of a ride. She got pregnant for the first time at 50, cancelled her “Unbreakable” world tour, got divorced from her Qatari businessman husband, had a baby and is already back on stage and getting major honors. If you’d ask me, ill say this is the real definition of a Snapback! Check out pictures of the megastar on Stage at the just concluded Billboard Awards.
Janet gave a very reassuring speech as she received her prestigious award, she took a stand with the #Metoo movement. In her speech, she says;
“I believe that, for all of our challenges, we live at a glorious moment in history,” she said.
“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.”
Janet Jackson for Billboard Magazine
“I am deeply humbled and grateful for this award. I feel that for all the challenges, all of our challenges, we live at a glorious moment in history.
Janet Jackson is the first black woman to receive the Icon Prize, as Bruno Mars pointed out while welcoming her to the stage.
Dear Young Black Queen, there is never an set age to start being great and there is most certainly not one to retire from greatness. Work hard right now and get all the accolades later.