As Justin Timberlake continues to face heavy backlash for his apologetic letter, Janet Jackson has decided to release an emotional video on Twitter.
Janet Jackson, dressed in all black, held the camera close to her face as she spoke directly to her millions of fans and showed gratitude to them for always having her back during her impressive career.
The “That’s the Way Love Goes” singer, who was moved by all the events in her life, confessed that she has been crying for the past few days.
The pop star said that she was grateful that music lovers have made it possible for her third studio album, Control, to hit No. 1 on the charts 35 long years later after its release.
On February 4th, Control celebrated its 35th anniversary, and fans showed the pop icon immense love by making it chart on the top spot of Apple’s Top 40 US Pop Album chart.
Janet Jackson told her supporters in the video: “I was at home just the other day by myself, and I began to cry. I was crying because I was so thankful for all that God has blessed me with. All that he has given me. For Him being in my life.”
The 54-year-old entertainer went on to say: “And I am so thankful for all of you being in my life. You’re so special to me. And I want to thank all of you for making Control number one once again after 35 years. I never in a million years, I would never think that this would happen. I really appreciate you, and I love you so, so much. Thank you.”
Thank u 🖤🙏🏽🤗 pic.twitter.com/qSEcON2YoN
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) February 13, 2021
The expression of gratitude came soon after Justin Timberlake expressed remorse to both Britney Spears and Janet Jackson.
Mr. Timberlake penned a lengthy message where he apologized to Jackson for mishandling the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show incident.
In front of 140 million viewers, Timberlake ripped off part of Jackson’s outfit and revealed her breast at the end of their sizzling performance.
In his apology, Justin Timberlake said in part: “I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed.”
Many find the mea culpa impersonal and comes 17 years too late.
A critic lashed out at the pop artist with this comment: “I find apologies more genuine when they are the result of self-reflection, not pressure as a result of negative feedback from a documentary that called you out.”
Another angry fan stated: “Hope you’re reaching out to them personally too and not just doing this as a PR stunt.”
Jackson has handled the so-called Timberlake apology with class.