Ciara Wilson presented Janet Jackson with the prestigious Rock Star Award at the 2018 Black Girls Rock! Show at NJPAC in New Jersey on Sunday, August 26.
Ciara couldn’t contain her excitement as she shared the same stage as the pop icon.
“Janet to me is one of the most valuable artists of all time. Everything she does is perfection. It says a lot to me. It says you gotta care. You gotta give 100% every time. You gotta show up every time,” Ciara said.
The “Level Up” singer wore a Balmain gown, while Janet, 52, graced the red carpet in a pouffy, embroidered Christian Siriano original from his Fall/Winter 2018 line.
Janet told the audience: “Black women rock now more than ever, and girls, all I can say is rock on.”
Ciara took to Instagram to share her excitement with her followers.
“It was truly an Honor presenting the Rockstar Award to my Friend, Icon, and Legend @JanetJackson. Forever cherishing these moments. @BlackGirlsRock#BlackGirlsRock”
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