Janet Jackson was definitely the performer everyone was excited about at the Billboard Music Awards last night. That being said, she did not disappoint!
The legend sang a medley of her biggest hits, and after receiving the Icon Award, she also delivered a very inspirational speech.
Her mom, Katherine, nephew Prince and sister Rebbie, all cheered on her during the epic performance.
Austin Brown, Rebbie’s son also shared a pic from the performance on social media, captioning it: ‘Couldn’t be more proud of my aunt for not only delivering a stellar performance but also proving greatness is ageless. Congrats on your Icon award.’
Today, Paris Jackson posted a screenshot on her Instagram Stories and wrote: ‘Ditto.’
As you may know by now, the 20-year-old got a lot of backlash for not being there to support her aunt.
Paris took this opportunity to address some of the issues in the Jackson family and the way fans get too involved in their private lives.
‘Dear social media followers, friends, stalkers, lovers and haters, and fellow moonwalkers: Please don’t tell me/demand/try to control how I handle my relationship with people in my life, specifically my family. As amazing and as s**tty as things can be, it’s no one’s business but ours. I understand some of you feel some sort of connection or need to be a part of our lives considering you watched us grow up.’
‘However, I’m handling my situation exactly how my father did. And I’m happy keeping it that way. I’ll always have love and respect for my family. ALWAYS. There’s nothing more or less than that that you need to know.’
‘Thank you for understanding,’ she added later.
‘Every family has moments of trauma, heartbreak, separation, love, tribe, pain… EVERY FAMILY. My family, and a good number of others … well, our drama’s broadcasted worldwide through media.’
‘But that does not mean our family issues are any different from yours. Ours are just made public. Every level has another devil. Every life has their own s**t to deal with. We aren’t inferior or superior to y’all. We’re all f**king human. So let’s act like it. I appreciate any and every person reading this, and I am grateful for everything in my life, positive and negative,’ Paris concluded.