Janet Jackson Honors Her Father Joe Jackson During Emotional Performance at Essence Fest
Janet Jackson honored her late father
During her set, there was a moment where a Joe Jackson montage played in the background. Then she emotionally addressed the crowd, saying:
A little less than two weeks ago, my father passed away…He was comforted by my family and me. Then I talked to my brother and we started to speak about my father’s strength. He was very strong. Without his drive, his strength, we wouldn’t have the success.
— ESSENCE Festival (@essencefest) July 9, 2018
Janet also admitted that she considered canceling her tour due to the death of her father. But Joe would have wanted her to go on:
My father was a great man…And my brother, he asked me, he said, ‘If he were here right now, listening to this conversation, what do you think he would say to you?’ And I think my father would’ve said, ‘Janet, please. Finish what you’ve started.’
Watch a clip of the emotinal moment below.
— Michael Jackson CLUB (@mjjsource_) July 9, 2018