Janet Jackson, my girl pleasure principle, who announced that she would be releasing new music and going on a world tour this year. Yolanda. How epic of a comeback is this? First of all, did you hear the video where she was like "I have heard you, and I have listened." And I was like yes [CROSSTALK]. It was so good. It was so good. I think though, Janet always brings a moment, whenever she comes back on tour there's always a movement, remember when we had rhythm nation and we were all like military And the velvet rope. Can't forget the velvet ropes story. Okay, so whenever she comes back I still feel like there's a lane for Janet. And I think it's going to be really exciting. Yeah. And I hope. [LAUGH] And you what? What if she goes to Essence Festival? Ooh. Oh my gosh, that would be so much fun. Way to put it out there. Miss my eyebrow and my wink. Yeah, yeah, we need to like, wink, wink. Yeah. I think it'll be amazing. I'm interested in seeing who she might collaborate with. Yeah. What type of sound she's gonna bring back. I know she's gonna have nothing but fierce choreography. Yeah. She's always an amazing performer so I really can't wait to see that. And whatever song was playing in the announcement, I was like, I want to here that song. It could be a sneak peek. Maybe. I don't know, we'll have to check it out. [NOISE]
This article originally appeared on People.
Janet Jackson is taking her tour to Houston and has a special surprise for fans who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The star took to Twitter on Wednesday to confirm the news that she would be performing in Houston despite the devastation left in the area by the hurricane and the storm that followed.
“We’re going to roll in early because we wanted to visit some of the shelters,” she said. “And not just visit some of the shelters, we also want to do something special. So, we’ll see you Friday!”
Thousands of Texas residents sought shelter across states after Harvey made landfall last week. Floodwaters overtook entire neighborhoods, damaging at least 49,000 homes in Texas, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
In all, some 785,000 people were part of mandatory evacuations in Texas and Lousiana, and more than 200,000 homes are still without power.
While Houston and Beaumont are just a few cities in Texas facing reconstruction, the nation is bracing itself to be hit by another major storm again.
Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 hurricane, has destroyed the majority of Caribbean islands St. Martin and Barbuda, and is expected to hit Florida overnight Saturday and into Sunday.
At least six people have died in the French part of St. Martin, according to The Guardian.
A mandatory evacuation was ordered in Miami-Dade County for Thursday morning. This is the first in 12 years, and is directed toward more than 100,000 residents mobile homes, barrier islands and other areas, according to The Miami Herald.