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#JanetJacksonAppreciationDay Is Trending on Twitter as a Big FU to JT

The denizens of that most promising place of perfected pettiness known as Black Twitter have spoken up loud and clear about the Super Bowl, Justin Timberlake and Miss Janet Jackson, or, as one talented scribe says, “Saint Damita Jo.”

All of the above have been rolled into #JanetJackson appreciation day, which happens to coincide with Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl Halftime performance day. For those who don’t know, Timberlake shit on distanced himself from Jackson after she graciously brought him out during her Super Bowl show and set off the infamous “Nipplegate” situation in 2004.


#JanetJacksonAppreciationDay trending on Justin’s Super Bowl day is the type of petty black history month magic I Iive for. pic.twitter.com/N1bWPtnCwv

— ㅤً (@The__Prototype) February 4, 2018


Although the incredible, iconic, trend-setting Jackson has never been asked back to perform at the halftime show (there were even rumors that she was banned for life), Timberlake, mediocre, unoriginal, white singer that he is, is headlining on his very own this year—appropriate given the clusterfuck that has been the NFL this season.

Matthew A. Cherry had the brill idea of telling the world who the REAL MVP is and it took off from there.

There are book reports, videos, memes, pictures and more on Jackson, giving proof that if no one else will celebrate us, we can and will.

The appreciatin’ has officially begun.


Janet Jackson – The Pleasure Principle (1986) #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay pic.twitter.com/qsjolEWsbL

— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) February 4, 2018


A Queen. An Icon.
Black History.
Black Present.
Black Future. #JanetJacksonAppreciationDaypic.twitter.com/1SHqtj5J7n

— Raquel Willis (@RaquelWillis_) February 4, 2018


One of the most iconic dance breaks of all time. When will your faves?#JanetJacksonAppreciationDay pic.twitter.com/Zn6yXUJ8mt

— Legendary Haus of Choi (@topismyhomeboy) February 4, 2018


#JanetJacksonAppreciationDay This is one of my faves with Janet and the late great Heavy D. I can’t wait to see Janet again at @Essence Fest! It will be on this year! @rolandsmartin @LoniLove @tamronhall we will be dancing down front again Hard! https://t.co/GNyO8Y5hfu

— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) February 4, 2018


Every day is #JanetJacksonAppreciationDaypic.twitter.com/pRnlBGDiSV

— Alexander Hardy (@chrisalexander_) February 4, 2018


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