Watch Janet Jackson’s first televised performance in nine years

She was also honored with the BBMAs Icon Award.

May 20, 2018
Watch Janet Jackson’s first televised performance in nine years Kevin Winter / Getty Images  

Janet Jackson took the stage at the Billboard Music Awards to perform in honor of her receiving the 2018 Icon Award. It was Jackson's first televised performance in nine years. Decked out in all gold, she performed a medley of some of her greatest hits. Bruno Mars made a surprise appearance to present Jackson with her award.

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After taking the stage, she delivered a moving acceptance speech where she spoke about women refusing to be controlled or abused any longer. Watch Jackson's full performance above.

Watch Janet Jackson’s first televised performance in nine years