"I stand with you. You are my sisters.”
The MTV EMA's were this past weekend where Janet Jackson was honoured with the Global Icon Award. The "Made For Now" singer used her thank you speech as a way to send a message to women everywhere, detailing how she feels "moved to speak for women’s voices who have been stifled."
“I am one of those women,” she told the audience. “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.”
“Tonight, I carry the hope that a new world is emerging,” Janet continued. “A world in which caring people, male as well as female, will no longer tolerate gender inequality. Women, our voices will be heard. We will be heard when we speak out for justice. Speak out for the spirit that crosses all borders, recognizes the dignity of all people, and affirms the beauty of all faiths. Speak out for acts of true charity, small and large. Speak out for an all-embracing love. Because it’s love that will heal our wounds.”
Janet performed some of her classics during her performance such as “All For You” and “Rhythm Nation."