“Without his drive, his strength, we wouldn’t have this success.”
Janet Jackson is currently on tour. During her stop at New Orleans’ Essence Festival on Sunday, she took a moment to speak publicly about her late father Joe Jackson for the first time since he passed away in June after a battle with cancer. “Without his drive, his strength, we wouldn’t have this success,” she told the crowd. “We’re a black family that came from Gary, Indiana, and we broke all kinds of records around the globe. That’s truth.” Watch her speech below via The Hollywood Reporter.