Users on Twitter declared Super Bowl Sunday as “Janet Jackson Appreciation Day.” People tweeted their favorite Janet Jackson pictures and videos, the hashtag was created last year by former NFL and filmmaker, Matthew A. Cherry.
— JanFam: The Movement (@janfammovement) February 3, 2019
Gabrielle Union tweeted her special meeting with Janet Jackson, “I didn’t think I looked cool enough to meet my hero,” the actress tweeted. “Yall, she got up, hugged me & told me she was proud of me. I. Died.”
1st time I met Janet, we were in a club in Miami & @WValderrama & Tadao literally drug me over to meet her. I didn’t think I looked cool enough to meet my hero 😢 Yall, she got up, hugged me & told me she was proud of me. I. Died. #Janetjacksonappreciationday https://t.co/VWuvkdueWB
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) February 3, 2019
The tradition comes after Justin Timberlake was allowed to perform during the 2018 Super Bowl, 14 years after his involvement of “nipplegate” when he performed with Jackson and accidentally exposed her breast during the performance.
— Issa•K 🖤 (@MrZou) February 3, 2019
Jackson held responsible for the “wardrobe malfunction,” however her fans celebrate her each year during the Super Bowl, they will have more to celebrate as Jackson will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame later this year.
— Miya (@kingxqueens) February 3, 2019