Janet Jackson made a shock look on the Billboard Music Awards 2022 Sunday evening to current Mary J. Blige with the Icon Award.
The “Rhythm Nation” singer, who received the award in 2001, launched Blige after she obtained her personal standing ovation with a speech that referenced a lot of her greatest hits, together with “Just Fine” and “No More Drama.”
“Her work has always given us comfort because she sings me, she sings you. I reminisce, but i’m not going to cry because even though sometime sit feels like everyday it rains, I’ve got no more drama,” Jackson, 56, stated. “I’m just fine with my life, my life, my life, my life in the sunshine.”
Blige, 51, then took the stage to ship an emotional speech during which she held again tears whereas thanking her household and movie star friends and even made point out of her Super Bowl efficiency.
“I’m so grateful to have you,” Blige stated to her followers on the conclusion of her speech.
Jackson has led a comparatively reclusive life over the previous few years, having launched quite a few excursions solely to cancel dates. She resurfaced within the highlight earlier this 12 months when she launched a much-hyped two-night Lifetime/A&E documentary that dove into her personal Super Bowl efficiency with Justin Timberlake during which she skilled an alleged “wardrobe malfunction.”
“Honestly, this whole thing was blown way out of proportion,” the singer stated of the incident throughout her Lifetime/A&E documentary.
“And, of course, it was an accident that should not have happened, but everyone is looking for someone to blame and that’s gotta stop,” she continued. “Justin and I are very good friends and we will always be very good friends.”