Watch: Janet Jackson Presents Missy Elliott With Special Honor At ‘ESSENCE Black Women In Music 2018’

Published: Friday 26th Jan 2018 by Sam

Janet Jackson sprung a surprise on longtime friend Missy Elliot tonight at the 2018 ESSENCE Black Women In Music gala.

Jetted in from London, the Queen of Pop was in the house at the Highline Ballroom to present the rap innovator with the evening’s top honor.

The emotional moment saw Jackson, 51, offer a heartfelt speech about Elliott’s illustrious career and their unwavering friendship.

Watch the must-see presentation after the jump…

Backstage, the ladies posed it up in a more light-hearted moment…

Loving seeing legends salute legends!

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  1. Jacob January 26, 2018

    Yesssssss Janet you betta work

  2. olusheyi banjo January 26, 2018

    AWW That is so cool. Love Janet and Missy

  3. @Nate January 26, 2018

    Legends! The crowd knew to shut the hell up when Janet started talking! Btw loved Janets look!!!!

  4. Erica January 26, 2018

    That looks like she’s 30 Literally, the smile is Magnetic. I’m slayed go head Janet

  5. Suicide Blonde January 26, 2018

    Janet looks amazing.

  6. China January 26, 2018

    Broken hearts heal and Enjoy ………… when Janet gives me life. Janet is the Undisputed Queen of RnB, so underrated. She is truly Music royalty.

    • Suicide Blonde January 26, 2018

      Broken Hearts Heal is one of my favorites from Unbreakable, Shoulda Known Better and Night too, but my favorite is Well Traveled, such a good song.

      • killian_xo January 26, 2018

        I must say you really have a very distinct and refined taste in music ??…do you have any good alternative music recommendation I could get into now ?

  7. G7Pat January 26, 2018

    Janet is not coming to play w the girls. Queen!

  8. Stephy January 26, 2018

    OMG! Mama Janet looks sooooooooo good. I’m crying rn omasdlf;kjasl;dfadsfl;asdkfjasdlkfja;lsdhf/lasdf;asjf;lasdflkasdljfka;sldkg;aslkdjf;sldhf;alsdhfalsdjgalsjdhg;alksdfj;aksdjf;alsdf;lahd;gjahslkjfhaljsdhflajhsdlkjahsdljhaps;ha;sldh;alsfh;asjdhfakdhasjdhf;asdfj;kasdf;kasjdf;l

  9. Keith January 26, 2018

    Congrats to Missy!!! Janet looks great in the suede boots and playful dress. Cant wait to see the look for Sunday’s Grammy presentation…

    • Coolio January 26, 2018

      Is she really going? You sure

  10. Coolio January 26, 2018

    JANET LOOKS So good……yasssss
    I think she about to eat up q3 or q4 of 2018.

    • RoyalKev January 26, 2018

      I’m starting to think it’ll be the 2ndQ!

  11. Jeans January 26, 2018

    Janet looks so dope

  12. Jason January 26, 2018

    I just love them both so much!! I need both of the documentaries asap!

  13. RoyalKev January 26, 2018

    Okkkkk, Jaaaaaanet! This is what we’re doing in 2018?! You’re ready to show your ass! … and I like it!

    • RoyalKev January 26, 2018

      It’s always nice to see her and Missy together too! 🙂

  14. 4U2SEE January 26, 2018

    Janet look at you; you look GREAT! Janet and Missy give me life. Imitated but never will be duplicated.

  15. Elio January 26, 2018

    Essence black women?! I’m sure if there was an essence women you’d all called it racism

    • pat January 26, 2018

      latin grammys
      special olympics
      glaad awards
      minorities get to do that so shut up

    • Elio January 27, 2018


  16. Chocolatebox777 January 26, 2018

    My childhood crush Janet does not age & glad she presented Underrated Missy whose a triple threat with this honor.

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