07.10.2018

Janet Jackson Speaks On Her Father's Passing For The First Time With Heartfelt Tribute At ESSENCE Festival

Janet Jackson Speaks On Her Father's Passing For The First Time With Heartfelt Tribute At ESSENCE Festival Getty Images

Janet Jackson publicly spoke on the recent death of her father, Joseph Jackson, for the first time in a touching tribute during her 2018 ESSENCE Festival performance.

Taking a quick pause from her high-energy show that had the audience on their feet from beginning to end, the 52-year-old entertainer was moved to tears as she opened up about how she's coping with the passing of the man who groomed she and her siblings for unimaginable success as a video montage of their intimate father-daughter moments played behind her.

For the full story, visit Essence.com/Festival.