Michael Jackson danced with his sister one last time as Janet Jackson paid tribute to the late King of Pop during the electrifying opening of MTV’s Video Music Awards.
Janet Jackson’s tribute to her late brother Michael during the spectacular opening of this year’s MTV Video Music Awards paired the iconic pop stars together one last time.
The number kicked off with an homage to Michael Jackson’s smash hit, “Thriller”, which took top prize at the 1984 VMAs, and culminated with Janet singing and dancing against a video backdrop of her brother performing “Scream”.
Michael had made several appearances at the VMAs throughout his career, including a 2001 performance with N’Sync, and the tribute number was the perfect opener for this year’s awards ceremony, bringing the crowd to its feet.
Janet looked first-rate on stage, as always. The same had long been said about Michael until his detours into plastic surgery became increasingly bizarre. Among his siblings, he put forth the most effort in changing his look and was a willing host to repeated facial work.
Michael’s sister has had her own fair share of speculation about possible cosmetic surgery, although aside from a rhinoplasty early in her career, the signs of the knife are less obvious. Janet may have nipped her recent weight fluctuations in the bud the hard way – through diet and fitness – or taken a surgical shortcut.
“Janet’s weight appears to yo-yo considerably these last few years, and it makes speculating plastic surgery on her very difficult,” plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn told MakeMeHeal.com in 2008. “I would surmise that, while she appears to have had a breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, and possible liposuction in the past, it is difficult to determine whether she has had anything done more recently.”
There’s no telling if Janet Jackson has the regular habit of plastic surgery as her late brother. If so, to her credit, she has hidden it well.