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.
“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.
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Janet Jackson on BET Awards
Joe Jackson interviewed on Red Carpet