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Janet Jackson Honors Michael Jackson at BET Awards

Janet Jackson Honors Michael Jackson at BET Awards

Janet Jackson made a brief appearance onstage during the 2009 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (June 28) in Los Angeles.

The 43-year-old sister of Michael Jackson honored her older brother during the ceremony, saying, “My entire family wanted to be here tonight but it was just too painful, so they elected me to speak to all of you. I’m going to keep it very short. To you, Michael is an icon. To us, Michael is family. And 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.”

Watch the speech below!

After Janet left the stage, host Jamie Foxx and Ne-Yo sang a tribute duet to Jackson 5‘s “I’ll Be There.”

Janet Jackson Honors Michael Jackson at BET Awards
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100 Responses to “Janet Jackson Honors Michael Jackson at BET Awards”

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  1. 1
    SHopaholic22 Says:

    Stay strong Janet

  2. 2
    fdgsdfg Says:

    shouldnt it be…”The 43-year-old sister of Michael Jackson honored HER older brother during the ceremony”…?

  3. 3
    black beauty Says:

    i was about to cry when she walked out. i love my brothers and i cant imagine her pain right now. RIP MJ

  4. 4
    roro Says:

    that was so touching . i literally was bawling when they sang that. it was my favourite song of the whole event

  5. 5
    Sally g. Says:

    Not too painful.

    Father Joe was there!

  6. 6
    Angelica Says:

    =*( That looked like it was incredibly hard for her to do. Mr. Joe Jackson should take some damn notes on how to express grief. Asshat.

  7. 7
    Just Jared Says:

    @fdgsdfg: Thanks!

  8. 8
    Alfie Says:

    he definitely knows something about her what we dont know.

  9. 9
    dollhouse Says:

    At least she looked genuinely grieving unlike her douchebag of a father. I hope that man rots in hell

  10. 10
    melissa Says:

    sally g,

    why do u have to be so judgemental.

  11. 11
    [marie] Says:

    RIP Mike. I felt bad when I saw Janet. You can really see the pain that she’s going through on her face…


  12. 12
    sarah Says:

    Yeah, Michael’s family loves him so much, and misses him so much, that’s why his Mother drove to his house, and started searching for his money, demanding the nanny tell her where it is, because she knows he kept money there.

  13. 13
    Pascall Says:

    @Angelica: I agree. He was there to promote his new business venture. I hopfe he is not the executor of the will.

  14. 14
    Myles Says:

    I feel so bad for Janet & and the entire family. You could deff see the pain in her eyes as she tried to keep from crying. :[

    RIP Michael.

  15. 15
    dANA Says:

    Joe Jackson actually promoted his record label while taking to CNN on the red carpet tonight. My gosh that is a cold man.

  16. 16
    Cierra Says:

    AWWWW!!!Janet made tears come 2 my eyes….I still cant belive that Michael is gone, but 2 c Janet on the awards in honor of her brother-i know it was hard 4 her to do,but it was done & she look incredibly beutiful!!!!!!!!!!stay strong JANET we LOVE u & MICHAEL will live on 4ever

  17. 17
    Ashley Says:

    That must have been so hard for her to do!! Stay strong Janet RIP Michael you missed very much..

  18. 18
    aa Says:

    the father, joe, is such a freak of a so-called father. he was on fox news talking about how the world she be aware that michael was a superstar. what? has this man completely sold hisself to the devil?

  19. 19
    boohoo Brangelina Says:

    how these two ended up with an ******* father like Joe Jackson is beyond me…

  20. 20
    Killroy Says:

    Hummmph! Papa Joe is running around accusing, calling the death suspicious and in on any money making schemes and mamma Katherine is trying to find any cash Michael stashed away.. shopping at target for sleeping bags for those new money making grandkids..

  21. 21
    dakid Says:

    I LUV Janet & the Jackson family!!!!man win janet 1st walked out, my eyes began 2 water-up) :n when she began 2 talk i just let it all go….i have brothers and i cant imagine the pain that Janet is feeling, but i could c the emotions in her eyes & just 2 c her really touched me,i was crying a river(even as i am typing this message) DANM!!!!!man i just cant belive it…….I LUV U MIKE♥!!!!!!!!stay strong JACKSON FAMILY-we eill all miss MJ & remember him 4 all his hardwork
    RIP MJ-u will b miss’d & always l♥ved

  22. 22
    eden Says:


    no friggin’ kidding. despicable parents. i’m so glad Janet grew up to be a real person that Michael could actually talk to.

  23. 23
    koko Says:

    wow,what a father,no wonder micheal jackson was so lonely. i miss him so much.todays singers who are saying he is their inspiration cant even sing.

  24. 24
    anon Says:

    Me thinks papa Joe is in a bit of denial with both his sons history of drug addiction, and deep emotional issues (from the abuse of his Joe himself) and by his gaunt appearance unhealthy lifestyle. We get he was a brilliant artist but take a cue from your daughter and show some more grace and class right now. His kids dont need you stirring up even more negative media attention. And wouldnt the family have enough money to pay someone to go and shop for them so Grandma Katherine can have some privacy from the cameras??

  25. 25
    Cierra Says:

    man y r u trippn-this family just lost, their son & yall on this web bashin them…… ppl need 2 stop hate’n & give that family some support……Stay strong Jacksons-MJ will live on 4ever

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