Janet Jackson gave an emotional speech about violence against women at Global Citizen at Central Park in New York City on Saturday.
The 52-year-old graced the stage as she featured as one of the artists who performed at the event, alongside The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monae, Janet Jackson and John Legend.
The singer impressed with her 13 song set – yes lucky concert-goers pretty much got a whole Janet Jackson gig – that included her hits All For You, Feedback and new single Made For Now.
But it was her emotional speech that was truly memorable.
Holding back tears during a moving performance of What About, a song about domestic violence against women, she said to the 60,000-strong crowd: ‘Like millions of women around the world, I know about bullying, I know about verbal abuse. I know about physical abuse. I know about abuse of authority.
‘I am sick, I am repulsed, I am infuriated by the double standards that continue to treat women as second class citizens. Enough. Enough injustice, enough bigotry; mistreatment and mindless prejudice has to stop and stop now. Equality is our demand, action is our answer.’ Read more