News | Entertainment
30 Jun 2022 23:23
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Janet Jackson made a surprise appearance at the Billboard Music Awards to honour Mary J. Blige

    The pop legend took to the stage at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday night (15.05.22) to present fellow singer Mary with the Icon Award


    After stepping into the spotlight, rarely-seen star Janet was treated to a standing ovation from the adoring crowd.

    She then turned her attention to Mary and gave a touching speech in tribute to the 'Family Affair' hitmaker.

    Janet said: "Mary J. Blige represents truth. Her work has always given us comfort because she sings me, she sings you ...

    "Her work has always given us comfort because she sings me, she sings you."

    Janet then went on to reference one of Mary's most famous songs, 'No More Drama', saying: "I reminisce, but I''m not going to cry because even though sometime sit feels like everyday it rains, I've got no more drama.

    "I'm just fine with my life, my life, my life, my life in the sunshine."

    Mary then fought back tears as she thanked Janet and gave an emotional speech with nods to her family and friends.

    She said: "What an icon means to me is overcoming obstacles to accomplish the unthinkable and be widely admired for having influence over a multitude of people, and that is what I've always represented."

    Mary then joked: "I was ghetto fabulous, and I still am ... So ghetto, so fabulous, and people were threatened by that."

    The singer went on to say: "The message in my music has always been that we are not alone in our struggles. And I'm not alone now. For so long, I was searching for a real love, but I finally found my real love. And that real love is me."

    She concluded her speech by thanking her fans, saying: "I'm so grateful to have you".

    © 2022 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     30 Jun: Steve-O admits 'Jackass' was a "bad influence" on kids
     30 Jun: Jason Momoa has been made an Advocate for Life Below Water by the United Nations
     30 Jun: Chris Pratt doesn't like being called Chris
     30 Jun: Bonnie Chance Roberts wanted to give Beanie Feldstein the "most special" engagement ring possible
     30 Jun: Cara Delevingne loves being able to "represent" the queer community in 'Only Murders in the Building'
     30 Jun: Cameron Mathison hired a "health coach" after battling cancer
     30 Jun: Lizzo has "p**** off" members of her family with her music
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    All Blacks coach Ian Foster's coming through the other side of his Covid battle and plans to be on site for the first test against Ireland on Saturday night More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    A 33-year-old man has been airlifted off a commercial fishing boat off the coast of Christchurch, suffering serious to moderate injuries More...



     Today's News

    Environment:
    Cricket grandstand collapses during first Sri Lanka-Australia Test in Galle 22:49

    Entertainment:
    Steve-O admits 'Jackass' was a "bad influence" on kids 21:51

    Rugby:
    All Blacks coach Ian Foster's coming through the other side of his Covid battle and plans to be on site for the first test against Ireland on Saturday night 21:49

    Entertainment:
    Jason Momoa has been made an Advocate for Life Below Water by the United Nations 21:21

    Health & Safety:
    People with flu are being urged to put themselves into isolation 21:19

    International:
    The Loop: A COVID vaccine review, Commonwealth Bank hikes fixed rates, and man gets too close to bison 21:09

    Entertainment:
    Chris Pratt doesn't like being called Chris 20:51

    Entertainment:
    Bonnie Chance Roberts wanted to give Beanie Feldstein the "most special" engagement ring possible 20:21

    International:
    John Barilaro withdraws from $500,000 New York trade job 20:09

    Entertainment:
    Cara Delevingne loves being able to "represent" the queer community in 'Only Murders in the Building' 19:51


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2022 New Zealand City Ltd