Since the 1990s, MTV has hosted Europe Music Avards (EMAs for short), where they are praising this year's best in music and pop culture. This year, the show was held near Bilbao, Spain, hosted by Hailee Steinfeld. And while there were a lot of significant performances and performances, one moment that was singled out was the speech by Janet Jackson at the EMA in 2018. Jackson dedicated his award to the women of the # MeToo movement, speaking about gender equality.
On November 4, Jackson was presented with the Global Icon Award, which was awarded to artists such as Paul McCartney, Vhitnei Houston, Kueen and Eminem. Basically, this award was given to an iconic artist who had a tremendous success and for some time delivered shareholders. So, yes, Janet Jackson definitely fits into this category.
After being presented by Camila Cabello and Jason Derulo, Jackson came to accept the prize in front of a nice applause. She first noticed her gratitude and expressed her name as an icon is not only an honor, but also something that is called for responsibility. And now it's her responsibility to talk about women's rights. "Tonight I feel moved to speak to women whose voices are suppressed," she began. "I'm one of those women."
In the light of the continued progress of the # MeToo movement, Jackson expressed not only his solidarity with women who suffered injustice, but also identification as one of those women:
"Women who were literally, literally and emotionally, women who were abused, women who were frightened, women who lived in fear, I stand with you, you are my sisters."
Jackson has been a lawyer for many reasons during his career, including feminine equality, along with HIV / AIDS awareness. When she received the Billboard Music Icon Award in May – becoming the first black woman to do it – Jackson also mentioned Me Too movement. In her speech, she spoke of this "glorious moment in history" that is now happening and that women are "finally", dearly encouraged to say "we will no longer control, manipulate or abuse us."
This message was repeated in Jackson's speech at EMA. "Tonight I have the hope that a new world will emerge," said the singer. "The world in which people care – men and women – will no longer tolerate gender inequality … Women will hear our voices […] when we talk about justice. "
The rest of her powerful speech touched her faith, and also sought tolerance and acceptance of people through religions:
"Speak of the spirit that transcends all the borders, recognizes the dignity of all people and affirms the beauty of all faiths. You are talking about the works of a genuine charity, both small and great, speaking of all-encompassing love, the healing of our wounds, love that will give us strength to come to the other, let us raise our voices, let us begin to unbelievable love for God today, who leads everyone with his heart, thank God, I thank all my fans. "
While there, Jackson also recorded her songs, including the latest collaboration with Daddy Iankee, "Made For Nov". And it is safe to say that its effect and the moving admission speech were two of the greatest accents of the night.
Jackson's display of advocacy movements # MeToo has shown that it is committed to continuing conversations and raising the voices of those who can not speak for themselves. What could be a better definition of "Global Icons"?