Janet Jackson Gives Tearful BET Awards Tribute to Michael

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The Jamie Foxx moonwalk stole the show at the BET Awards Sunday night, but Janet Jackson's poignant tribute to her brother Michael Jackson was a close second.

"My entire family wanted to be here tonight, but it was just too painful so they elected me to speak with you," she told the crowd at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A.

"I would just like to say that to you, Michael is an icon," said Janet, who wore all white. "To us, Michael is family, and he will forever live in all of our hearts."

Janet Jackson, 43, is the youngest of the nine Jackson children.

"On behalf of my family and myself, thank you for all your love; thank you for all your support," she went on, tearing up near the end. "We miss him so much."

As she exited the stage, Jamie Foxx, Stevie Wonder and Ne-Yo performed a cover of the Jackson 5's "I'll Be There" as Michael Jackson photos played on screen.

Here's the video of Janet's tribute, followed by Foxx & Co.'s performance:

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June 27, 2009 at 5:39 am · Seriously, you guys awlays come through when the occasion calls to dig deep. Great post!

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Regardless of how the BET Awards was done....I think to rearrange performances to honor MJ was very honorable. MJ was a very important person to different people in all walks of life. Three days after his death folks, u have 2 realize is not alot of time to have everything perfect for someone with the prestige like Mike. I didnt care what the settin was like then or now...I have been a fan of Michael since childhood and terribly saddened & still shocked that he's really gone...Prayer and thoughts 2 the family & Mikes 3 kids God Bless!!!!!

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See a re-run of the BET Awards here:
http://freenewmoviess.blogspot... You just have to fill out a little survey then it takes you right to the Awards! Enjoy :)

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i agree with Dwayne - the show was terrible and they should have waited to have a better planned MJ triubute

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if you are referring to the man on the piano as stevie wonder, that is incorrect.

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LUV YOU MICHAEL FOREVER :)

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THE BET SHOW WAS TERRIBLE, THEY SHOULD HAVE WAITED SO THAT THEY COULD GIVE MICHAEL A BETTER TRIBUTE THAN THIS ONE. THE BEST PART OF THE NIGHT IS WHEN JANET JACKSON WALKED OUT ON STAGE, I ALMOST FAINTED CAUSE NO ONE KNEW SHE WAS GONNA BE THERE, I AM A BIG JANET AND MICHAEL FAN, AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN JANET SO HURT, SO SAD, SHE IS A VERY STRONG WOMEN LIKE HER MOTHER. WE WILL ALL MISS THE KING OF POP AND ALL MUSIC. I HAVE ALWAYS SAID THAT JANET JACKSON IS THE FEMALE MICHAEL JACKSON THEY DANCE AND LOOK AND TALK JUST ALIKE. RIP "MICHAEL JACKSON I LOVE YOU!!

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