Janet Jackson Dedicates Song To Her Late Father

July 10, 2018
Janet Jackson was one of the headlining acts of 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans. During her performance she gave an emotional tribute to her late father Joe who passed away at the age of 89 due to Pancreatic cancer. She admitted that she didn’t know what to do or how to move forward, or if she should cancel the festival and the entire tour. She said that one of her brothers asked her to imagine what their father would tell her in this difficult time.
She said on stage,
  I think my father would have said, “Janet, please. Finish what you’ve started. And I will be there with you every step of the way in your heart. So here I am,”
The crowd showed their support and gave a loud applause.
You can watch the video below of her speech.

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