It wasn’t all duct tape and falling over at the BET Awards 2015, thanks to Janet Jackson and her incredible award for the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual.
Yep, the iconic artist was honoured with the amazing award before the night was out, and was treated to a super-fitting tribute performed by Jason Derulo, Ciara, and Tinashe.
HAIR game: STRONG.
Before the 49-year-old could collect her award, an incredible Rhythm Nation tribute was organised, featuring her flawless choreography and her greatest hits in an awesome mash-up affair.
There were costume changes and fancy footwork for days, and to be honest, the whole thing was totally mesmerising.
Well, you couldn’t honour musical royalty any other way, right?
Ciara, who performed the ‘If’ choreography, was feeling the pressure to get it all perfect, telling LaLa Anthony on the red carpet: “I couldn’t sleep. All I have to say is that it’s a lot of dancing.
“Some of Janet’s coolest dance moves are happening tonight and I’m so honored to be a part of it.”
We reckon you did one HECK of a fabulous job, love. BE PROUD.
Sadly, Janet didn’t join in the fitting tribute, instead walking on stage afterwards in a stunning white jumpsuit to a ruddy well-deserved standing ovation.
Thanking the crowd, her fans, those involved in the tribute and her parents Katherine and Joe Jackson, she said: “It’s been a very long journey to this momen. My heart is so full.
“Thank you, God, for making everything possible. I’m so grateful for the support you’ve always given me, to my beautiful mother and beautiful father, and to my entire family. Your love is unbreakable.
“Many thanks to Jimmy and Terry for our incredible history and to everyone who performed in the tribute tonight.
“Twenty five years ago, we created Rhythm Nation hoping the world would be a better place, but today there is even more to be done.
“Last but not least to my loving husband and to all the fans, I’ve missed you so much and I love you so much. Thank you! Thank you, BET.”
Thank YOU, Janet, for everything you’ve done for music. <3
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