Janet is the first black woman to win the Billboard Icon Prize. She made her stance on the #MeToo movement clear as she took the Icon prize at the Billboard awards.
“I believe that, for all of our challenges, we live at a glorious moment in history,” she said.
“At long last, women have made it clear that we will no longer be controlled, manipulated, or abused.
“I stand with those women and with those men equally outraged by discrimination, who support us in heart and mind.”
The singer, whose 1986 breakthrough album Control, dealt with themes of feminism and taking charge of her own identity, has previously sung about domestic abuse on songs like What About and Lessons Learned.