The one-minute video introduction starts by naming unarmed black men who were killed by police officers: Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Jonathan Ferrell.
On Wednesday, the star declared that she would be performing in Houston in spite of the destruction left in the territory by Hurricane Harvey. I'm backstage in Louisiana, and I'm at rehearsal, about to kick off my tour, and our next show is in Houston. It's followed by audio clips of personalities and protestors denouncing white supremacy and inequality.
Janet Jackson performs in Dubai in 2016 at the Meydan racecourse. The setlist included plenty of new material, as well as number of medleys - rather than full versions - of the star's long string of hits, including "Miss You Much", "Control", "What Have You Done for Me Lately", "Alright", "All for You" and "When I Think of You". "Because I will continue to pick on myself, like all women do, and say, You need to [lose] more here, more there".
There had been speculation that Janet would cancel her September 9 Houston show because of the widespread devastation in the state following Hurricane Harvey.
Jackson quietly married Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana in 2012, and the two welcomed son, Eissa, this past January.
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Last month, Jackson teased fans by sharing a photo of herself training for the tour, writing, "Hey u guys". "But we're going to roll in early because we want to visit some of the shelters".