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🙏🏾”
She has that effect
It’s not the first time that Janet has surprised someone and brought them to tears. She FaceTimed model and superfan Teyana Taylor after Taylor went on a long rant about how she wouldn’t be able to catch a Jackson show that she had planned on seeing.
A fan of Taylor’s put the word out that Teyana was losing it.
“Teyana Taylor crying on her IG Live because her flight got delayed and now she won’t make the Janet Jackson concert,” they wrote on Twitter.
“I am distraught,” she responded, refusing to dial down how she felt.
Fast forward to a few moments later and Janet Jackson was sharing a photo of her FaceTime, with a beaming and tearful Teyana looking at her in astonishment, “I meant what I said. You’re so beautiful!” Janet captioned the photo. “Can’t wait to meet you in person. Love and blessings.”
Taylor’s response was a bit more enthusiastic.
“B***HHHHHH IM MOTHA F**KIN HOLLERINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG OMGGGGG JANET JUST FACETIME’D ME OMG OMG OMFG,” she wrote in a panic on Twitter after the conversation. “OMG I WAS GAGGING!!!! B***h I dropped the phone she’s so stunning!!!!!!”
See the Speech
Missy is able to bring some tears of her own, as evidenced by her heart-wrenching tribute to Aaliyah on the late singer’s birthday.
“Aaliyah so many people [love] your Style & Music!” she wrote on Instagram. “I wish they all got a chance to meet you to see how CARING you were to EVERYONE you met! I CAN STILL HEAR YOU LAUGH & me you @Timbaland jokingwe MISS YOU so much but I know you are surrounded by ANGELS 4 your BDAY WE LOVE U.”
Check out a snippet of Janet’s speech up top, complete with a shot of Missy losing her cool. What do you think? Does Janet just have that effect on people? Are you happy for Missy? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.