She is known to be one of the most popular singers of her generation. Even if she started out 29 years ago, Janet Jackson still manages to slay every single time she is on stage. Known for being the King of Pop’s little sister, she definitely managed to make a name for herself especially during the 90s. Within just a couple of years of releasing her first solo album, she had managed to sell more than a hundred million records which made her one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time.
— Billboard Music Awards (@BBMAs) May 21, 2018
She has been touring for a few years now promoting some of her new music, Jackson has also received tons of awards throughout her entire music career, but she has received what she called to be the most amazing blessing, and that is her son. Continue reading to find out what she told Billboard magazine during her interview about motherhood and what happened when she received her Billboard Icon Award.
Journey To Motherhood
In 2017, 52-year-old Janet Jackson started a new journey last year when she gave birth to her son. In an interview with Billboard, she talked about how she realized that like could actually be limitless. That is because her love for her son goes deeper each and every day and it is just inevitable. Jackson also mentioned how for most of her life she has always been very cautious of her own life, but now she is cautious of her son’s life. She even talked about how it feels like she is always at peace when she holds him in her arms.
The bliss is definitely real this time. Since she has always been on the go and she just never stops, Jackson said that she is now learning to balance her career and being a mother to her 17-month-old son. She admitted that the drive to person and always be on the go is in her DNA so stopping completely might actually make her insane. Which is why she knows that she had to learn how to balance everything out. Jackson revealed that she considers her team as a family that serves as her support system at all times. Her fans also motivate her to do better and of course her son.
It was no news that her son is known as a menopause baby. A woman who gives birth at the age of 50 and up are called premenopausal pregnancies. This is definitely not for everyone, because not every fetus survives. Only a few women can handle this and some of them are even at risk of miscarriages. Some medical experts believe that women who get pregnant at this age must be very cautious since they are both at risk. Janet Jackson is only one of the few women who manage to make it through and deliver a healthy baby.
Billboard Music Awards 2018
For the 2018 Billboard Music Award, they decided to give the Icon Award to the 52-year-old singer, making her the very first black woman to very receiving it. She graced everyone with her presence on stage as she performed some of her greatest hits such as Nasty and Throb. It was Bruno Mars who was given the chance to introduce Jackson and even pointed out her sociopolitical impact on her success in the music industry. It turns out that this was actually her very first live television appearance in almost a decade.
Her acceptance speech is totally what moved the people. Jackson talked about women empowerment and the #MeToo movement. The singer explained how she definitely supports women who are trying to fight for equality and also those men who support that campaign.
Her family definitely showed some support towards Jackson, but there was someone in particular that the people noticed was missing at the Billboard awards, and that is her niece Paris. Michael Jackson’s daughter faced major backlash after the alleged snub that she did by not supporting her aunt. However, she posted an Instagram story last Monday wherein she basically said that she had no idea her aunt was receiving that award for Billboard 2018. No one reached out to her and invited her to come, not the producers or her other family members, which is why she wasn’t there.