Janet Jackson’s Message To Women: “I Stand With You. You Are My Sisters”

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Janet Jackson was honored with the MTV/EMA’s Global Icon Award this past weekend for her contribution to the music industry. The singer used her platform to send a message to women, saying how she felt “moved to speak for women’s voices who have been stifled.”

“I am one of those women,” she said. “Women who have been gagged, both literally and emotionally. Women who have been abused. Women who have been intimidated. Women who have lived in fear. I stand with you. You are my sisters.”

Janet performed classic songs as well, such as “All For You” and “Rhythm Nation.”

Watch the acceptance speech below:

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