It was recently on the occasion of the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards, during which Janet Jackson received the Impact Award, an award renamed the Janet Jackson Award . In her thank you speech, the singer explained how her parents encouraged and supported her career.
” It’s beautiful, it makes me humble to be recognized as someone who has had a positive impact, but if I had the chance to have an impact on others, it’s only because I been very touched by the positive people in my life. My mother fed me with the most extravagant love imaginable. My father, my incredible father, pushed me to become the best I could be. My brothers and sisters have set the bar very high in terms of artistic excellence (…) Sometimes, having an impact can be as simple as a smile, a handshake, or an embrace, “she said. of the ceremony before continuing
And to add: ” Nobody knew what was happening. We should not have to beg, pray and argue to see our own father, especially at a time like this. We suffered, we were not told where he was and we were not told everything, even the doctor. My mother was worried about getting sick. He is very very frail, he does not stay long. The family must be at his bedside. That’s the only thing we want to do in his last days . “
A few days after this touching message, the 89-year-old patriarch Joseph Jackson gave up the ghost.