AceShowbiz - Janet Jackson showed her vulnerable side on stage during her recent tour stop. The 51-year-old singer broke down in tears when she was singing her song called "What About" during a concert at Houston's Toyota Center on Saturday, September 9.
Taken from her 1997 studio album 'The Velvet Rope", the song is about domestic violence. The lyrics are "What about all the s-**t you've done to me? /What about the times you hit my face? /What about the times you kept on when I said no more, please?"
While she was singing the song, her backup dancers behind her was re-enacting fight between a couple. She paused mid-song, covered her face with her hand as she struggled to contain her emotions. "This is me," she choked up and bent over as she continued sobbing.
Janet Jackson is currently divorcing Wissam Al Mana. They started dating in 2010 and got married in a hush-hush ceremony in 2012. They didn't announce it until a year later. She was originally set to go on tour in 2016 but forced to postpone it due to her pregnancy.
Janet gave birth to a baby boy named Eissa in January this year. In April, she was confirmed to have separated from the Qatari business magnate. A month later, she announced her return to the stage and addressed her failed marriage in a video message.
"We are in court and the rest is in God's hands," she said. She changed her tour name from "Unbreakable" after her latest studio album to "State of the World". She explained, "I decided to change the name of the tour. It's not about politics. It's about people, the world, relationships and just love."
Janet kicked off her tour on September 7 in Louisiana. Before her Houston concert, she visited Hurricane Harvey victims who were staying at the George R. Brown Convention Center. She will next perform at Frank Erwin Center in Austion on September 10. She will stay on the road until December 17.