Janet Jackson Receives Billboard Icon Award

Janet Jackson was honored with the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards over the weekend. The 52 year-old singer becomes the first African American female artist to receive the prestigious honor. Janet Jackson made her stance on the #MeToo movement clear as she spoke after accepting the Icon Award. “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,” said the youngest member of the Jackson family. She also performed a vibrant and high-energy mix of “Nasty,” “If” and “Throb.” Music greats such as Prince, Jennifer Lopez, and Cher have previously won the high honor, established in 2011. Copyright(c) 2018 RTTNews.com. All Rights ReservedLess «

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