Pics: Janet Jackson headlines Essence Festival

Janet Jackson served as the headliner for 2018's Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana, over the weekend.

She took a couple minutes on stage to pay tribute to her dad Joe, who passed away last month. Such a sweet tribute. I know many had a lot of negative things to say in regards to the unfavorable methods he used to raise his kids. But at the end of the day, that man was still her father, and she loved him.