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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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