Janet Jackson Makes Missy Elliott Cry During Surprise Speech

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This is too cute

Missy Elliott was awarded the Black Women In Music Essence Award last night. Of course, when you’re giving the award to someone of Missy’s stature, the question arises of who could possibly present it. Finding someone that has enough clout of their own to pay proper respect to Missy is tough… But judging by Missy’s tearful reaction to the presenter, it’s safe to say that Essence nailed it.

The award was presented by Janet Jackson and Missy couldn’t hold it together during her speech.

During the speech, Jackson called Missy one of “the most genuine people that I have ever known” and had to stop to check on an emotional Elliott.

“You bless us with your loving spirit and your smiling heart,” she continued. “So from one friend to another, thank you.”

Missy fessed up to breaking down in a post to her Instagram thanking Janet and Essence for the event. The star wrote:

“#IMGRATEFUL @janetjackson that u would fly over from the UK while on tour to present me with the #BlackWomenInMusic @essence Award last night of course I’M A BIG BABY & i COULD’NT STOP CRYING TEARS of HAPPINESS😫🙏🏾 our SISTERSHIP has lasted over 17 years!🙌🏾Your the definition of REALNESS/HUMILITY/CARING/INSPIRING/UPLIFTING/FIERCE/BOLD/RISKTAKING/BLACK STRONG& BEAUTIFUL oh & RICH💰Girl u know I had to throw a joke in it🤷🏽‍♀️🤣but I LOVE you sis for always being there for me from Day 1🤗😘thank u @essence for the love u showed me I am Humbly Grateful🙏🏾”

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