Janet Jackson's Jesse Williams Inspired Video

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Recent news events are proving Jesse Williams’ acceptance speech to be even more timely and informative. Who of us can rid our minds of the horrific videos capturing two men being gunned down? Celebrities and civilians are speaking out. Enough is enough. Janet Jackson is also chiming in to show her support of All Lives Matter, including Black Lives. Janet Jackson’s Jesse Williams Inspired Video is putting a spotlight on a very sensitive and serious subject that can no longer be ignored.

Janet Jackson’s Jesse Williams Inspired Video





The visuals are intense and captivating. Furthermore, Janet Jackson’s Jesse Williams Inspired Video includes montages of Jesse’s 2016 BET Awards acceptance speech and past civil rights movements. In addition, the video is edited to Janet’s single, Can’t Be Stopped. Watch it below!

Powerful music video right? Also, did you catch all the lyrics that Janet was putting down? If not, we got the Can’t Be Stopped song lyrics for you to look over:

Can’t Be Stopped Song Lyrics


A baby girl without a home
Tragedy’s reign left her alone
I guess I shoulda known better
But she’s a citizen of the world
A right to life her cry’s unheard
I guess I shoulda known better
Why why why why

Part of the revolution
Ready for real solutions
We won’t accept excuses
We tolerate no abuses
Cause I don’t want my face to be
That poster child for being naive
Why why why why
I guess I shoulda known better

Headlines are real or just the news
Between the lines there’s human truth
I guess I shoulda known better
Each day I’m faced with irony but
Just can’t feel casual about casualties no
I guess I shoulda known better
I guess I shoulda known better
Why why why why

Part of the revolution
Ready for real solutions
We won’t accept excuses
We tolerate no abuses
Cause I don’t want my face to be
That poster child for being naive
Why why why why
I guess I shoulda known better

It’s never the critic that counts
Cause critics only wanna talk
While enlightened minds and open hearts
Together make this world a better place

Awakening a better choice
It only starts if you lift your voice
And say I shoulda known better
And so next time I’ll know better
Why why why why

Part of the revolution
Ready for real solutions
We won’t accept excuses
We tolerate no abuses
Cause I don’t want my face to be
That poster child for being naive
Why why why why
I guess I shoulda known better
Why why why why
I guess I shoulda known better

I had this great epiphany
And rhythm nation was the dream
I guess next time I’ll know better

Janet Jackson’s Jesse Williams Inspired Video – The Backlash

Janet Jackson's Jesse Williams Inspired Video

Jesse Williams’ BET Awards acceptance speech struck a cord with all of America. His words received good and bad reactions. He spoke of equality as well as the black community, especially black men treating black women better. Therefore, it was all positive subjects he touched on and discussed.

Nevertheless, some did not appreciate what he said as much as others. Yet, Jesse did not recant his statements or change his views.  As a result, a petition was formed in order to remove and fire Jesse from Grey’s Anatomy. However, Grey’s Shonda Rhimes made it clear that Jesse would not be going anywhere.

Would Janet Jackson face the same fate in regards to her music video? Upon the release of the video to social media it was met with mixed reviews as well. Nonetheless, like Jesse, Janet did not change her mind about releasing the video or take it down.

Most noteworthy was Janet’s true fans who educated others on her decision to lend her voice. Die hard Janeteers know that Janet is all about human rights and equality. Her career is more than just singing and dancing.

Janet Jackson has always voiced her opinion on social issues. Moreover, she also uses her music to express her views. For instance, Janet’s hit song Rhythm Nation clearly showed her dislike of inequality. Williams and Jackson are spearheading discussions of change. They are using their platform for good and we are sure more will do the same.

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