Janet Jackson Pays Tribute to Brother Michael at BET Awards, Joe Jackson Asserts Authority, Promotes New Business – VIDEO

Janet Jackson pays tribute to her brother Michael Jackson at last night’s BET awards. The awards ceremony was completely overhauled as a tribute to Michael.

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“My entire family wanted to be here tonight but it was too painful. To you, Michael is an icon. To us, Michael is family. He will forever live in all of our hearts. On behalf of my family and myself, thank you for all of your love, thank you for all of your support. We miss him so much. Thank you so much, “

Also, Jackson patriarch Joe Jackson was interviewed on the Red carpet. He asserts his authority over his son’s estate and then throws in a plug for his own business venture. Can you say CREEPY.

After the jump, watch Janet’s statement, after Jamie Foxx and Ne-Yo sing a heartfelt “I’ll Be There.” Plus, Joe Jackson on the Red Carpet.

(thanks rickey)

Videos after the JUMP…

Janet Jackson on BET Awards

Joe Jackson interviewed on Red Carpet

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21 Comments

  1. Janet’s face broke my heart. I know how it feels to lose a brother, seeing her standing on thats stage brought it all back to me. Time doesn’t heal it just sedates the pain.

    Joe is a DISGUSTING human being and a despicable father!!!!! To refer to MJ’s death as the loss of a super star rather than that of a son, beloved or not, says it all really. He is cringe worthy.

  2. Janet is beautiful – my heart breaks for her.

    Joe Jackson is a nasty man – total waste of space.

  3. ^^yeah that creeped me out. Did he even mourn his son? He talks about Michael as if he’s a business not a son.

    Also the fact that he mentions a business venture while talking about Michael’s death shows his interests lies more in making money and probably whatever money he can profit from Michael’s death.

    Ugh. I feel dirty after this.

  4. Joe has always talked about Michael (and his other kids) like they were a business venture/company rather than actual people and children he had. He is such a freakin’ ass in this clip. And to be sitting in the audience basking in the Michael tributes instead of being truly emotional over his death is sickening.

    What is even more sickening is the thought that Joe Jackson has authority and guardianship over Michael’s kids. If we thought about how bad Joe exploited Michael just wait till you see what he does to those poor children of Michael’s. I pray that Janet or one of the more stable children step in and take the kids away from Joe’s influence.

  5. I can only imagine how Michael’s siblings must have cringed watching this.

  6. Joe Jackson is scum.

    Janet’s face just makes me want to cry. She is in so much pain. I am so glad she spoke for the family on stage. No matter how difficult it was, she did it because she loved Michael. Bless her. She looked absolutely stunning in white.

  7. Joe Jackson doesn’t even try to disguise his priorities. To me, this tells us a lot more about Michael than anything we’ve heard to date. Despicable.

  8. Yeah I saw that BET Joe Jackson video. Not the right time to talk about business Joe!

  9. I was watching a documentary on Janet this weekend and it occured to me that she would be a very good choice to take Michaels kids. She seems very level headed and did say she wanted kids. Just my opinion.

  10. The Joe Jackson CNN video now says “Not available in your country due to copyright restrictions.” I’m in the U.S. What’s up with that?

  11. I really hope Michael had a Will, and kept his father far, far, far away from his money and his children.

  12. I cried when I saw Janet Jackson at the end of the BET music awards last night (at the end of 3 hours 45 minutes of mostly BLAH, except for the O’Jays and Alicia Keys/Wyclef Jean). And they they sang I’ll Be There and I started bawling. Joe Jackson has *always* been a despicable human being, so there is no way he would change now.

  13. Okay I take it back that maybe Joe had changed, apparently not at all. He better pack a firesuit for his funeral.

  14. Joe is a creep but if my son or my brother just passed away, there is no way what so ever that I would be out anywhere. The tears would be no where near dry in just two days. I would be a mess of emotion and sure as heck wouldnt be out talking to people and promoting my business.

  15. No one even commented on the performance.

    Okay, so after the AI episode with Jamie Foxx performing, I wasnt a big fan. I always make fun on that song “Blame it on the alchohal”.

    Anyways, Foxx should stick to singing. Him and NeYo did an incredible justice to this song. And packed it with straight emotion. You can tell both of them are singing it to Michael and his family.

    Freaking awesome stuff. The other video was taken off of YouTube so I didnt get a chance to see it. But I think we should all focus on the FIRST video. Eff the second.

    Great job by Jamie and NeYo to do something people could really feel.

  16. MJ…THANK YOU for sharing this clip with us. Out of respect and sorrow for the Jackson family, I will not speak of Joe Jackson.

    Janet, your courage and big heart were as beautiful as your countenance.

    What I will speak of is the tremendous loss of a lost little boy. My heart broke for Michael years ago. I was of the same generation as Michael. I remember his genius from way back when. I will miss his shy, beautiful smile, his soft voice, his big heart and his incomparable voice. My heart goes out to the Jackson family in their pain. I hope that they know that we embrace them in their loss, and are with them with sorrow living in our hearts. May God hold Michael close…he has no reason to fear or feel pain anymore.
    Thank you, Michael for sharing your life and your love of music with all of the generations. I will never forget Michael.

    Beautiful rendition of I’ll Be There by Jamie Foxx and NeYo.

  17. I really enjoyed the performance. It’s nice to see Jamie Foxx doing something that doesn’t involve autotune.

    I really hope Michael had a Will, and kept his father far, far, far away from his money and his children.

    Me too. I hope Joe doesn’t get a penny.

  18. Beautifully sung, Ne Yo and Jamie Foxx.

    Damn. Those kids are going from life with a seriously emotionally damaged father and no mother, to living in a household with the grandfather who abused their father and will be battling for control of their inheritance. Somebody help.

  19. That was a beautiful performance. Thanks for posting this mj.

    btw, when I clicked play on the Joe Jackson vid, it said it was no longer available due to a copyright violation.

    Those kids are going from life with a seriously emotionally damaged father and no mother, to living in a household with the grandfather who abused their father and will be battling for control of their inheritance. Somebody help.

    I couldn’t agree more. This whole situation is so disturbing beyond words.

  20. Damn. Those kids are going from life with a seriously emotionally damaged father and no mother, to living in a household with the grandfather who abused their father and will be battling for control of their inheritance. Somebody help.

    Exactly. It’s such a heartbreaking situation. I kinda hope that none of the kids picked up their father’s love of performing, because if any of those kids sing or dance, I dunno if Joe has the respect and class to keep from exploiting them.

    Janet speaking at the BET awards had me sobbing. She was classy and courageous, but the heartbreak on her face and in her voice was heart-wrenching. And Ne-Yo and Jamie Foxx did a beautiful job singing “I’ll Be There.” It was such an emotional and respectful moment.

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