It’s been a while since our small screens have been graced by Janet Jackson’s glorious presence. The Grammy award-winning singer made an appearance at the Billboard Music Awards earlier this week to accept the Icon Award and went on to perform a medley of her greatest dance hits including “Nasty,” “It,” and “Throb.”
Securing her status as an undeniable pop legend, the 52-year-old powerhouse worked the crowd like a pro, getting everyone on their feet as they sang-along to her songs. And she didn’t miss a beat, either. “What’s my name y’all?” she asked the audience and they cheered her name in return.
During her acceptance speech, Jackson took the moment to spotlight on the #MeToo movement. “It’s a moment at long last women have made it clear that will no longer be controlled, manipulated, or abused,” she said. “I stand with those women and with those men equally outraged by discrimination, who support us in heart and mind.”
Jackson is the first African American woman to be presented with the Icon Award.
Check out her high-energy performance below: