Janet Jackson dedicated her MTV EMAs Global Icon win to women whose
voices have been “stifled”.
The ‘That’s the Way Love Goes’ hitmaker was honoured at the MTV
European Music Awards on Sunday evening (04.11.18) and spoke
passionately about women who have “lived in fear” and been
In her acceptance speech, she said: “I feel moved to speak for women’s
voices who have been stifled. I am one of those women, women who have
been gagged, both literally and emotionally, women who have been
abused, women who have been intimidated, women who have lived in fear.
I stand with you. You are my sisters.
“Women, our voices will be heard, we will be heard. When we speak out
for justice. Speak out for the spirit, speak out for spirit that
crosses all borders, recognises the dignity of all people and affirms
the beauty of all faiths. Speak out for acts of true charity, small
and large, speak out for an all-embracing love because it’s love that
will heal our wounds, to come to one another’s aid, so let’s lift our
voices, let’s start today and let the ever amazing love of God lead
the way. With all my heart, I thank you God, I thank all of my fans.”
Elsewhere, it was a great night for ‘Never Be The Same’ hitmaker
Camila Cabello, who won four out of the six awards she was nominated
for including the prestigious Best Artist gong. She also picked up
Best Song and Best Video for her hit track ‘Havana’, which features
Young Thug and Best US Artist.
Shawn Mendes picked up the Best Live Award and the Best Canadian Act
gong whilst Dua Lipa won Best Pop and Cardi B took home the Best New
award. Nicki Minaj – who performed ‘Woman Like Me’ with Little Mix at
the ceremony – picked up two gongs at the ceremony, Best Look and Best
Fans packed into the Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Spain were treated to
performances from Bebe Rexha and Jason Derulo whilst Janet Jackson
also took to the stage to sing her new song ‘Made For Now’. Singer and
actress Hailee Steinfield took the helm of the award ceremony as host.
An abridged list of winners at the MTV European Music Awards are as follows:
Best Artist – Camila Cabello
Best Video – Camila Cabello, ‘Havana’ ft. Young Thug
Best Song – Camila Cabello, ‘Havana’ ft. Young Thug
Best Pop – Dua Lipa
Best New – Cardi B
Best Look – Nicki Minaj
Best Hip Hop – Nicki Minaj
Best Live – Shawn Mendes
Best Rock – 5 Seconds of Summer
Best Alternative – Panic! At The Disco
Best Electronic – Marshmello
Biggest Fans – BTS
Best UK & Ireland Act – Little Mix
Best US Act – Camila Cabello
Best Canadian Act – Shawn Mendes
Global Icon – Janet Jackson
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