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Janet Jackson Breaks Down On Stage After Singing About Domestic Violence

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Janet Jackson had an emotional moment during her State of the World tour this weekend.  After surprising some victims of Hurricane Harvey on Friday (Sept. 8) with a surprise appearance at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Jackson dedicated Saturday’s show to those affected by the massive storm. But it was during her performance of “What About” from her 1997 album “The Velvet Rope” that caused her to breakdown.

“What about the times you yelled at me? / What about the times I cried?,” she sang intensely. “You wouldn’t even hold me / What about those things?/ What about that, what about that? /What about the times you hit my face? /What about the times you kept on when I said, ‘No more please’ / What about those things?”

The song which details an abusive relationship, apparently touched Jackson in a personal way. When it was over, she stopped, put her hand over her face and began to cry on stage. It took her a moment to compose herself, with the encouragement of the audience, before saying to the crowd, “This is me.”

Jackson is on the second leg of her tour after taking a break due to her pregnancy. She gave birth to her first child, son Eissa, about nine months ago. Meanwhile, she’s going through a divorce from his father, Wissam Al Mana, after five years of marriage.

 

 

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Girl Power Prevails At The 2017 American Music Awards

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Music’s most amazing night went down Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in L.A. and we have to say the night was all about the ladies!

That’s right the 45th American Music Awards had some major moments and some major girl power starting with Pink and Kelly Clarkson.

The duo got the show started singing R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts”, but it was their solo performances that had fans going nuts.

Kelly Clarkson returned to the stage and had everyone on their feet with a medley of her classic tracks and new single “Love So Soft.”

While Pink took her career to new heights leaping off the side of a building while performing her hit single “Beautiful Trauma.”

Christina Aguilera, paid tribute to Whitney Houston with a commemorative performance for the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard.

But the #Majah moment of the night had to be Diana Ross. The Motown legend was given the Lifetime Achievement Award, and performed some of her greatest hits before accepting the honor.

 

Photos by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

 

 

 

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