Janet Jackson Chokes Up During First Performance After Father’s Death
During her set, the pop icon explained her decision to perform through her heartache.
"It was really hard for me," Jackson told the crowd. "I didn't know what to do. I didn't know how to move forward, if I should cancel this festival or the entire tour." She got choked up while discussing a conversation she had with one of her brothers that encouraged her to perform.
They talked about their father's strength. "He was so strong, and without his drive, his strength...we wouldn't have this success. We are a black family that came from Indiana and we broke all kinds of records around the globe. That's truth," she said, before revealing that after thinking about what he'd tell her to do, she knew he'd say "finish what [she'd] started."
Watch a clip of her heartfelt speech below.
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