Janet Jackson Honors Late Father in Emotional Mid- Concert Tribute

Janet Jackson Honors Late Father in Emotional Mid- Concert Tribute 

Posted: 3:25 pm Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

By mjonbli

janet.jpgIn the midst of grieving the recent loss of her father, Janet Jackson is also touring the world. During her show at New Orleans’ Essence Festival on Sunday, she took a moment to speak publicly about her late father Joe Jackson. This is the first time she’s mentioned him since he passed away in June after battling cancer.  “Without his drive, his strength, we wouldn’t have this success,” she told the crowd. “We’re a black family that came from Gary, Indiana, and we broke all kinds of records around the globe. That’s truth.”  Janet went on to admit that she battled with the decision to finish her tour after his passing, but after speaking with her brother, she realized that he would have wanted her to finish what she started.    “I think my father [would’ve] said, ‘Janet, please finish what you started. And I will be there with you every step of the way in your heart.’ So here I am.”

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