But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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If you are in New Orleans tonight, you better get yourself to the Essence Music Festival. It's turning out to be a historic night.
After a two-year hiatus, Janet Jackson is returning to the stage for a mega performance in Louisiana! Janet told the press that she is very "excited" about getting back out on the stage and performing, but if anyone should be excited, it's Michelle Ebanks, president of the event.
We hear she has been trying for the last 15 years to book Janet and this is the first time she has accepted the invitation. How'd it happen?
“Prayer works,” Michelle said.
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