ESSENCE kicked it off Grammy weekend in New York City with 2018 ‘Black Women In Music.’ Missy Elliott was awarded with the visionary award and a tribute performance was led by Leikeli47 and Rapsody. During the event, Janet Jackson turned heads when she graced center stage with a heartfelt speech about her longtime friend Missy Elliott. Naturi Naughton, Remy Ma, Tank, and many more attended this amazing event.
Here’s a glimpse of the night…
.@JanetJackson our SISTERSHIP is UNBREAKABLE over 17 yrs! I THANK you for flying from the UK to present me with the #BlackWomenInMusic@essence award last night! You r the definition of LEGEND/ICON/BLACK&BEAUTIFUL oh & RICH🤷🏽♀️😂 I ❤️you I couldn’t stop crying y’all😩🤗 pic.twitter.com/pQ6XkwRJYr
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) January 26, 2018