Janet Jackson regarded completely wonderful in a glittery black catsuit whereas acting at Essence Fest! The singer, 56, didn’t miss a beat to her iconic ’90s choreography for “If” — initially the work of her BFF and award successful choreographer Tina Landon — on the present on Saturday, July 2. The tight one piece outfit glittered underneath the stage lights as her lengthy hair blew completely due to a nicely positioned wind machine on the entrance of the stage.
The Gary, Indiana native was headlining the competition in New Orleans that additionally included Nicki Minaj. She opened her energetic, hour-long set along with her 2008 hit “Suggestions,” surrounded by troupe of male dancers rocking free becoming t-shirts and shorts, additionally in a black glitter materials. Different jams carried out included her 2000s smash “All 4 U,” ’80s tune “Nasty” and “R&B Junkie” from 2004’s Damita Jo. Throughout the present, Janet opted for an outfit change — swapping the sequin outfit for a fitted black bodysuit, grey denims and fight boots.
Earlier this week, the Poetic Justice actress confirmed off her spectacular flexibility abilities as she rehearsed for the upcoming reside efficiency. She completely stretched her legs straight up into the sky after which to the aspect, proving she’s in completely wonderful form. “Making an attempt to correctly stretch earlier than these rehearsals,” she wrote within the caption. The video additionally captured her extremely gifted dancers behind her grooving to Janet’s 2018 collaboration with Daddy Yankee.
Janet is not any stranger to the Essence Fest, which was created by the journal to rejoice “all issues Black and exquisite” again in 1995, as she additionally carried out in 2010 and 2018. Exterior of Janet and Nicki, Kevin Hart additionally appeared, alongside Jazmine Sullivan, New Version, Summer time Walker, The Roots, the Isley Brothers and D-Good & Buddies. Past music and leisure, there’s additionally a slew of wellness and empowerment occasions held all through the weekend.