June 29, 2015


Watch Ciara, Tinashe, Jason Derulo Slay a Dance Tribute to Janet Jackson

There were loads of incredible moments from the 2015 BET Awards, but our favorite was probably also the most touching. Honoring Janet Jackson, the up-to-the-task trio of CiaraTinashe and Jason Derulo performed a dance tribute to the legend as part of her Ultimate Icon award. 

Tinashe kicked things off solo by recreating Jackson's famous chair routine from the "Pleasure Principal" video. She was quickly followed by Derulo and a huge crew of dancers to take on "All for You." Then it was Ciara's turn to rock a cardio-heavy cover of "If"—marking what was undoubtedly a huge moment for the diva, who has said countless times how much she looks up to Janet. (And hopefully Jan took note of CiCi's on-point performance and will finally give her that collabo Ciara's been chasing for years.)

The trio then shut it down together with "Rhythm Nation," all of them donning outfits similar to the classic video. 

Props to Diddy and the Bad Boy crew reuniting, but this Janet Jackson tribute was the best moment of the BET Awards, if only just to see Ciara finally perform in front of her ido.