Janet Jackson Surprised Missy Elliott with a Major Award and Brought Her to Tears
Missy Elliott and Janet Jackson’s friendship knows no bounds.
Last night, Jackson flew to New York from London for the night to surprise her bestie of 17 years with the Essence Black Women in Music Visionary Award.
Before handing Elliott her award, Jackson paid tribute to her friend with an inspiring speech: “Some act, some choreograph, some write hit songs, some create whole new sounds, some women are able to make their mark in one of these fields, but there’s only one woman who has made her mark in all these fields,” Jackson said. “Not only have you made your mark, but she’s done so with boldness and courage.”
The Visionary Award recipient was deeply moved by Jackson’s words and took to Instagram to express her gratitude.
#IMGRATEFUL @janetjackson that u would fly over from the UK while on tour to present me with the #BlackWomenInMusic @essence Award last night of course I?M A BIG BABY & i COULD?NT STOP CRYING TEARS of HAPPINESS😫🙏🏾 our SISTERSHIP has lasted over 17 years!🙌🏾Your the definition of REALNESS/HUMILITY/CARING/INSPIRING/UPLIFTING/FIERCE/BOLD/RISKTAKING/BLACK STRONG& BEAUTIFUL oh & RICH💰Girl u know I had to throw a joke in it🤷🏽♀️🤣but I LOVE you sis for always being there for me from Day 1🤗😘thank u @essence for the love u showed me I am Humbly Grateful🙏🏾
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