Janet Jackson Receives Global Icon Award at the EMAs

by Donicia A. Hodge

The queen, Miss Janet if ya nasty, received the Global Icon Award at the 2018 European Music Awards. It was held in Balboa, Spain this year.

With a solo career spanning 4 decades, she wowed the audience with a medley of her greatest hits.

After the performance, Jackson accepted the Global Icon Award from  Jason Derulo and Caila Cabello , puncutating the moment with a powerful speech about speaking out against misogyny and other injustices. “I accept this award with profound gratitude. To be called an icon is a tremendous honor, but one that comes with a tremendous responsibility,” she began. “Tonight I feel moved to speak for women whose voices have been stifled. I am one of those women. Women who have been gagged, both literally and emotionally. Women who have been abused. Women who have been intimidated. Women who have lived in fear. I stand with you. You are my sisters.”

She thanked her fans for the support and she described looking forward to a hopeful future for all women.

 

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