Janet Jackson Closes ‘State Of The World Tour’ With A Bang / Brings Missy Elliott, ‘So Excited,’ & More To ATL

Published: Monday 18th Dec 2017 by Sam

Pop icon Janet Jackson brought her ‘State Of The World Tour’ to an end tonight in Atlanta.

The 56-date US trek kicked off in September and played to packed arenas across North America before its penultimate show at a sold-out Phillips Arena.

Along with her trademark troop of dancers and detonation of high-octane choreography, Miss Jackson also brought out longtime friend Missy Elliott. Together the pair surprised with a performance of ‘BURNITUP!’ from the diva’s chart-topping comeback album ‘Unbreakable.’

Keeping with the theme of the unexpected, the 51-year-old megastar dusted off fan favorite ‘So Excited’ – slaying every move. 

Peep clips below…

Missy Elliott

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Missy!!!! @missymisdemeanorelliott @jametjackson #atllovesjanet #sotwtour #y #sotwatl #missyelliorr #janetjackson #atlantalovesjanet #music epic

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So Excited

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So excited!!!! #sotwtour #sotw #janetjackson @janetjackson #atl #atlanta #sotwatlanta

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Also, check out her farewell speech – during which she stressed that this is the end of the “US leg.” Will international markets finally get to see this living legend in action? Time will tell.

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From her lips… get your passports ready #janfam #sotwtour #sotwatlanta #sotwatl #atlanta #atlantalovesjanet @janetjackson @ghsduldulao

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Following the show, Missy express heartfelt thanks:

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Thank you @janetjackson for bringing me out on your finale #stateoftheworldtour We been friends for two decades & I'm still AMAZED EVERYTIME you PERFORM! You are ICONIC/LEGENDARY & even with all your accolades you have every right to feel yaself but u are so HUMBLE! I couldn't ask for a better friend/sis🤗

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  1. DanYiel Iman December 18, 2017

    I’m sorry I don’t take her music seriously ???

    • Martaevia La’wayne December 18, 2017

      Hi hater! ??

    • China December 18, 2017

      girl. you miserable. Please go find a man. Janet Jackson’s tour was the best show i have seen in years.

      • Troy February 9, 2018

        Janet still kills it….I mean that State of The World Tour had so many memories and it took you on this emotional roller coaster from her song “What About” dealing with domestic violence to “Together Again” Celebrating the lives of those who lost their life to H**/A*** to those people who have died from other causes…It was indeed a celebration of life and no one in the building where sitting down…she had everyone up and dancing…and We can’t forget the songs that we all grew up on, dancing to Alright, Rhythm Nation, Control – it was indeed a Great Show…and Janet still has the moves….s*** as ever.

    • RoyalKev December 18, 2017

      Still not missing a Janet post! Always here before I am! These stanemies….

    • XYZ December 18, 2017

      Actually, I would like you to explain why? One may not like her, each to his/her opinion, but Janet always had substance and paved the way for a lot of female artists.

      • Troy February 9, 2018

        Most of the fools who dislike her, really love her…they just stan for whores like beYAWNce, and GRANDMAdonna….they feel if they say anything good about Janet, they are cheating on those who they stan for. The truth is, Janet does not have to get naked on stage to sell tickets and be as whorish on stage and beYAWNce and GRANDMAdonna. Janet has always been conservative on stage, fully clothed and s***…She has never p**** popped on stage and did all that pole dancing s*** that beYAWNce and GRANDMAdonna does.Janet came out wearing a tight pair of jeans and a turtleneck with some boots and was s*** as hell.

    • Michael Bosket December 18, 2017

      The world take her music seriously B I T C H

    • YKD December 18, 2017

      And why do you think we care about your opinion. You must be somewhat loony. You clicked on an article about JJ and then went on to leave a message that you don’t care about her music. You must be very lonely. How are the cats?

    • Troy February 9, 2018

      and I’m sure she doesn`t give a damn…If you listen to her music from past albums up to now you would get the message….get a life.

  2. Coolio December 18, 2017

    Wow janet.
    Janet really does this s*** she came back and finished the tour and at 50 danced too.
    Go janet you are and will always be the blue print.
    Queen Janet.

  3. GurlWepa1989 December 18, 2017

    One of a few living legend we have left. She’s definitely a blueprint for many females in this era today.

  4. Boytoy1814 December 18, 2017

    Definitely coming 2 Europe 2 see Janet!!! Gotta renew my passport asap

  5. RoyalKev December 18, 2017

    I need more!!!! … Guess I’ll be heading overseas! Janet is not escaping me!

  6. Tim Brown December 18, 2017

    I want to see ME on tour soo bad! Congrats Ms.JJ! I went to the original leg of the tour! Slayed!! ❤️❤️

  7. Keith December 18, 2017

    The finale was E-VER-Y-THING!!!! From Missy, to Preston (makeup) and Gil (creative director) joing the dance on So Excited to Samuel Jackson stanning out (check his IG). It was all that a fan could ask for. European fans, if and when she comes your way dont miss this one. First class showmanship all the way. And her dancer Denzel is soooooooooo s***….

  8. Its me gowrl December 18, 2017

    I was there and it was epic honey!!!

  9. Cough Cough December 18, 2017

    Queen Janet

  10. G7Pat December 18, 2017

    Janet has her haters shook. Had us lit last night

  11. Jason December 18, 2017

    I saw this tour, and loved it!! Janet is STILL showing these girls how it’s done. So happy for her! Now we need an album!!!!! ??

  12. Carolyn Boles December 18, 2017

    I saw her here in Cleveland she was so good like always put on a great show thank you Janet

  13. Denzel Weaver December 18, 2017

    I was so happy Missy paid attention to my tweet when she retweeted and come out to Atlanta to perform finally, i was there to see that, so excited and welcome to atlanta mix with nasty

  14. Jasmine December 18, 2017

    I saw her in LA. The concert was excellent! It seems like the ATL show was great. I hope she does some international legs of the tour too and release a 2018 new album

  15. 4U2SEE December 18, 2017

    Janet EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Janet knew she could come back after a loooooooooong life away and make 50 look 25. BOOM BICHES!!!!!

  16. eric December 18, 2017

    No “Son of a Gun”??! Shame on you Gil!! “Burn it Up” doesn’t come close to doing what that song did.

  17. Eric Phillips December 19, 2017

    This woman is the blueprint

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