“Hey, you guys, it’s been a pretty rough week,” the singer said in an IG video clip, referring to her dad who died on June 27 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 89. Luckily for her (and us) she’ll be using music to help cope with the profound loss.
“But we’re excited. I’m excited,” she continued, referencing her State of the World tour she will soon continue on. “We cannot wait to see you. And it’s been way too long. I miss you guys way too much. I’m about to jump on this plane and start this tour.
“Like I said, I can’t wait to see you,” she continued, before being interrupted by her 19 month-old child. “Those are my baby’s footsteps you hear, my baby Eissa. All right, honey, alright, sweetie, OK. I’m right here. I love you, I’ll see you soon.”
Yesterday, Janet posted a throwback picture of her as a very young child with her father. She also attended Joe’s funeral on Monday, July 2 alongside her mom, Katherine Jackson, siblings LaToya, Marlon, Jermaine and Rebbie Jackson, and Michael’s son Blanket.
It’s good to see Janet Jackson in good spirits. It also seems that she’s finding peace with her father’s passing and using it to bring her family closer together.
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