In a world where Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan are real living and breathing humans, no shade, Janet Jackson made history by becoming THE FIRST African-American woman to ever receive Billboard's Icon Award. Listen, I love Janet but this is the of our Lord TWO THOUSAND AND EIGHTEEN! Why in the world is this JUST happening?
Ok, let's just count our blessings. . . Janet IS an icon and her performance at the awards show last night proved it! Of course Billboard is blocking folks from posting the full performance but we've got the highlights! Get into it!
Now listen to her acceptance speech.
This is why we love Janet Jackson!