After a week of anticipation, Janet Jackson took to the stage of the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards to pay tribute to her late brother Michael Jackson.
“There is no question that Michael Jackson is one of the greatest talents the world has ever known,” said Madonna, who introduced a massive performance montage of Jackson’s greatest hits.
Dancers performed classic moves from the “Thriller,” “Smooth Criminal,” and “Bad” clips.
Janet emerged and, in a powerful pairing of she and Michael’s superimposed image, performed their duet “Scream,” for one last time.
Watch the full, moving clip above.
(Video courtesy of MTV)