A grieving Janet Jackson, just four days removed from the unexpected death of brother Michael Jackson, spoke on behalf of her family in memory of her sibling at the BET Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.
“To you, Michael is an icon,” she said. “To us, Michael is family and he will forever live in all of our hearts … on behalf of my family and myself, thank you for all of your love, thank you for all of your support. We miss him so much, thank you so much.”
Much of the broadcast was focused toward Jackson, as artists such as Beyonce Knowles, Ne-Yo and Jaime Foxx, among others, paid tribute to the departed musical legend.