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Janet Jackson Billboards Performance 2018 Video

Janet Jackson Just Performed on TV For the First Time in 9 Years, and It Was ELECTRIC

The Billboard Music Awards were packed with the music industry's biggest and brightest talents on Sunday night, chief among them Janet Jackson. After witnessing performances from artists like Ariana Grande, Christina Aguilera, and Demi Lovato, the audience got to see Jackson — who picked up the night's Icon Award — hit the stage for her first televised performance in nine years.

The 52-year-old superstar's medley of hits like "Nasty" and "If" ended up being one big party, with many of the audience's biggest celebrities getting to their feet to scream along to the performance (we see you, Andy Cohen and Tyra Banks!). While accepting her award shortly after, she said she was "deeply humbled" and gave a powerful speech about how women will "no longer be controlled, manipulated, or abused." She added, "I stand with those women and with those men equally outraged by discrimination who support us in heart and mind."

Watch it all go down above!

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