Janet Jackson broke down and cried in front of her fans in Houston, Saturday, during a heartfelt performance that left many wondering: why? The event was a rare cathartic moment during an otherwise happy and high-energy performance.
Janet’s State Of The World tour has been going great lately, according to sources. Her world tour began shortly after the end of her maternity leave.
Jackson – who is 51-years-old – gave birth to her first baby, Eissa, just nine months ago.
Unfortunately, she is in the midst of the divorce process with former husband, Wissam Al Mana, who was her married partner for five years.
The couple had been hitched since the beginning of 2010 but were married formally in 2012.
During her performance at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, Jackson paused while singing her song from 1997, “What About.”
She stopped the track and covered her face with one hand as she bent over and cried for a brief moment. Janet stood, then said, “this is me.”
The track is about domestic violence. Some of the lyrics include, “What about all the s**t you’ve done to me? / What about the times you hit my face?”
Fans of Janet will remember back in July of 2016 when she announced she would be delaying her Unbreakable tour as her and her husband at the time were planning their family.
The sister of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, announced she would change the name of the tour as well to “The State Of The World” tour. Interestingly enough, Jackson hasn’t performed the track, “What About,” since 1999 – 18-years-ago.
Some fans have speculated that maybe there were instances of violence between Janet and Wissam. However, this is merely a rumor.