Janet Jackson and Mary J. Blige Fangirl Over Each Other at BBMA After the Latter Receives Icon Award

The sister of Michael Jackson makes a surprise appearance at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards to present the prestigious award to the 'Family Affair' hitmaker.

AceShowbiz - Janet Jackson is honoring Mary J. Blige. The sister of Michael Jackson made a surprise appearance at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night, May 15 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas to present her fellow musician with the Icon Award.

After stepping into the spotlight, rarely-seen singer Janet was treated to a standing ovation from the adoring crowd. The "That's the Way Love Goes" singer then turned her attention to Mary and gave a touching speech in tribute to the "Family Affair" hitmaker.

Janet said, "Mary J. Blige represents truth. Her work has always given us comfort because she sings me, she sings you." She continued gushing over Mary, "Her work has always given us comfort because she sings me, she sings you."

Janet then went on to reference one of Mary's most famous songs, "No More Drama", saying, "I reminisce, but I'm not going to cry because even though sometimes sit feels like every day it rains, I've got no more drama." She added, "I'm just fine with my life, my life, my life, my life in the sunshine."

Mary then fought back tears as she thanked Janet and gave an emotional speech with nods to her family and friends. She told the audience, "What an icon means to me is overcoming obstacles to accomplish the unthinkable and be widely admired for having influence over a multitude of people, and that is what I've always represented."

Mary then joked, "I was ghetto fabulous, and I still am ... So ghetto, so fabulous, and people were threatened by that." The singer continued, "The message in my music has always been that we are not alone in our struggles. And I'm not alone now. For so long, I was searching for a real love, but I finally found my real love. And that real love is me." She concluded her speech by thanking her fans as saying, "I'm so grateful to have you."

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