Watch Janet Jackson’s Powerful Performance and Acceptance Speech at the MTV EMA’s

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Janet Jackson graced the stage at the 2018 MTV European Music Awards in Bilbao.

The living legend performed a medley of her hits “Rhythm Nation,” and  “All For You,” along with her latest single, “Made For Now” featuring Daddy Yankee before accepting the Global Icon Award.

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The award show ran a video montage highlighting her career.

During her acceptance speech, Jackson spoke on women’s empowerment, gender inequality, and her personal experiences of being silenced.

To be called in icon is a tremendous honor, but one that comes with a tremendous responsibility. Tonight, I feel moved to speak for women whose voices have been stifled.

Jackson said during her acceptance speech, adding, “I am one of those women — women who have been gaged, both literally and emotionally. Women who have been abused. Women who have been intimidated. Women who have lived in fear. I stand with you. You are my sisters.


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Watch Jackson’s performance above and full acceptance speech below.

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