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Janet Jackson Bet Awards 2009 Video

Janet Jackson Bet Awards 2009 Video

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Here is the Janet Jackson BET Awards 2009 video and photos of the sister of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, making a brief appearance at the awards.

See the video, photos and find out more here.

The BET Awards 2009 paid tribute to the singer's brother, King of Pop Michael Jackson whose untimely death at age 50 on June 25, 2009 was just days before the annual awards ceremony.Oscar winning actor and Grammy winning R&B singer Jamie Foxx, host of the live telecast, setthe tone at the start of the program: ""No need to be sad — we want to celebrate this black man.

He belongs to us and we shared him with everybody else.

… It didn't make a difference what he looked like.

It matters what he sounded like."After an evening featuring a number of performances covering the music of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, including a Jaime Foxx Moonwalk and a rendition of signature hits ABC, The Love You Save, and I Want You Back performed by New Edition, the emotionally shaken singer took to the stage, with host Foxx accompanying her.

Dressed impeccably in white, face full of sadness and pain, the singer delivered her remarks.

The Janet Jackson BET Awards 2009 video reveals the singer telling the audience: "My entire family wanted to be here tonight, but it was just too painful.

To you, Michael is an icon.

To us, Michael is family and he will forever live in all of our hearts…Thank you for all of your support.

We miss him so much."Here are Janet Jackson BET Awards 2009 photos.The father of Michael Jackson, Joe Jackson, was the only other family member present at the awards ceremony; he sat in the audience, and previously had walked the red carpet where he gave a brief interview saying "I don't like what happened." The video can be seen here.

The Daily News quotes from his CNN interview in which he stated, regarding the tributes worldwide: "I wish the world had recognized him when he was living.

I wish he was here to see all this."Prior performances at the 2009 BET Awards included a mixture of tribute performances and performances of artists' own hits: Beyonce, Ne-Yo, Kanye West, Queen Latifah, and Keri Hilson, Maxwell, Fabolous, Soulja Boy, Keyshia Cole and Mary Mary among others, as the various performers and presenters and winners offered words about the legendary King of Pop and how he had inspired them.

More photos and the Janet Jackson BET Awards 2009 video.(Click on each of the Janet Jackson pictures to enlarge)Photos: www.wenn.com

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