The word ‘icon” is defined as “a person or thing that is revered.” If you dip further into the pages of the dictionary you will find that “revere” means “to regard with respect tinged with awe.” Upon accepting the Icon Award much respect was shown towards Jackson as all in the audience gave her a standing ovation. Hip hop artist Nicki Minaj was even spotted whipping out her Iphone in order to get a photo of Janet.
It was a huge moment during the show which was led first by a dance tribute performed by three of today’s hottest artist. Janet was very gracious during her acceptance speech thanking fans, her family, Jimmy as well as Terry, BET, parents (Katherine and Joe) and her adoring husband. The night just solidified everyone’s excitement regarding Janet’s new album and world tour.
Fashion Notes: Janet looked elegant in an all white jumpsuit that was paired with TONS of bangles, rings and a necklace. If you noticed the hardware found in Janet’s ensemble was mixed. Many are afraid to mix gold with silver but ladies it can be done! Don’t be afraid to take a style risk and mix various metals the outcome can still be extremely stylish.
Check out Jackson’s Ultimate Icon Award acceptance speech: