Janet Jackson has been slaying right and left despite just giving birth to her first child a few short months ago. Now, she’s back on a world tour! Her latest show consisted of an emotional breakdown. Meanwhile, her brother, Tito Jackson, opened up about Jackson as a mother.
Janet performed in Houston after partaking in hours of relief for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. She hit the stage at the Houston Toyota Center over the weekend and performed major hit songs. But it was her song What About from her album The Velvet Rope (that was released in 1997) that got Janet emotional. Her background dancers were acting out a scene that included a couple fighting. Janet couldn’t hold back her tears so she covered her face as she held on to her knees for balance. She told concertgoers, “This is me,” as fans cheered and encouraged her through the difficult moment.
Check out the video below courtesy of a concertgoer’s Twitter.
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Janet is finishing up her World Tour, State Of the World. It was originally called The Unbreakable Tour. She later cancelled that upon news that she was pregnant.
“I decided to change the name of the tour,” she said according to ABC News. “It’s not about politics. It’s about people, the world, relationships and just love. We are in court and the rest is in God’s hands.”
Janet is apparently not letting her busy concert schedule interfere with being a mother to her infant son, Eissa, who was born on Jan. 3.
“She’s doing all the baby talk to the baby and playing with him constantly – all that stuff,” Tito told People magazine at the release of his first solo album The Time on Sept. 4. “She does it all. She’s a real mother. She loves it. I asked her, ‘How are you getting along with this?’ and she said, ‘Tito, I love it.’ She just loves her baby. She’s great at being a mother. It’s really great. I guess it sort of makes her feel complete.”
She and her ex-husband Wissam Al Mana announced their divorce shortly after. They were married for about five years.