VIDEO: Janet and Joe Jackson Remember Michael at the BET Awards

As expected, music legend Michael Jackson—who died on Thursday after suffering cardiac arrest at the age of 50—was honored big-time at the BET Awards on Sunday night.

During a tribute that included Jamie Foxx and Ne-Yo performing the Jackson 5’s 1970 hit “I’ll Be There,” Jackson sister, Janet Jackson, offered an emotional remembrance of her brother.

“To you, Michael is an icon. To us, Michael is family, and he will forever live in all of our hearts,” Jackson noted as she choked back tears. “On behalf of my family and myself, thank you for all of your love. Thank you for all of your support, we miss him so much.”

Check out video of her appearance below:

Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson, also attended the awards show last night. Check out a pre-show interview with the elder Jackson—during which he talks about concerns that his family has about the circumstances behind Michael Jackson’s death—below:


Have your say in the comments section: What did you think about the BET Awards’ tribute to Michael Jackson?