Watch: Janet Jackson Gives Touch to Gender Equality Speech on MTV EMAs


by Lamar Dawson

15 m ago

Janet Jackson received the Global Icon Award at the MTV European Music Awards on Sunday (November 4) in Bilbao, Spain and used her acceptance speech to talk about inequality.

"I received this award with deep gratitude," he told the crowd. "Being called an icon is an extraordinary honor, but one that comes with extraordinary responsibility. Tonight I feel moved to speak for the woman whose voice has been paralyzed. I am one of those women. "

He continued: "Women who have been gagged, both literally and emotionally. Women who have been abused. Women who have been intimidated. Women who live in fear. I stand with you. You are my sister. "

Jackson also asked women and men to use their voices and speak out against injustice.

"Speaking for spirits across all borders, recognizing the dignity of all people and affirming the beauty of all religions," he said. "Speak for true, small and large acts of charity. Speak for love that embraces all because of love that will heal our wounds. Love that will give us strength to help each other. "

In addition to his acceptance speech, Jackson, 52, also burned the stage with "Made for Now" with "Rhythm Nation" and "All for You".


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