Janet Jackson was unable to be awarded the prestigious Global Impact Award during the 65th Grammy Awards weekend. One week after the 2023 Grammys, reports have surfaced about Jackson being slated to receive the award during a pre-Grammys event with the Black Music Collective.
While Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott, Lil Wayne and Epic Records CEO, Sylvia Rhone, received the Global Impact Award during the Recording Academy Honors on Thursday, February 2, Janet was also set to be awarded, but it appears that plans fell through. According to TMZ, talks over the award broke down because CBS never apologized for Jackson’s treatment following the artist’s wardrobe malfunction during the 2004 Super Bowl. After the incident, which included pop singer Justin Timberlake, issued an apology to CBS, expressing regret due to last-minute rehearsal changes?
The 5-time Grammy-winner was also unable to attend the Recording Academy Honors due to scheduling conflicts. From there, discussions between Jackson’s team and CBS shifted to the singer accepting the award during the 2023 Grammys telecast, where both parties discussed the possibility for CBS to apologize or acknowledge Jackson’s mistreatment. As talks got “complicated,” an amicable decision went unmet.