Janet Jackson Chokes Up During 'What About'

It was her second show since resuming her tour

September 12, 2017
Janet Jackson


It was an emotional return to the road for Janet Jackson. During just the second stop of her post-maternity-break State of the World tour, the legend broke down in tears on stage in Houston during a performance of "What About." The 51-year-old was visible affected by singing the song, which is off of her 1997 The Velvet Rope album. Fans know that that particular song addresses the issue of domestic violence. 

Nearly a year ago, Jackson took a break from touring to give birth to her first child Eissa. Jackson is also in the process of divorcing her son's father, Wissam Al Mana, after five years of marriage.  

Watch the entire performance on this YouTube video clip below: