There was no lack of star power at the Black Girls Rock! event on August 26. But one of the brightest in the constellation had to be Janet Jackson. The pop legend was on hand at the Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey, to collect the Rock Star Award in a stunning, intricate, navy-blue Christian Siriano gown accented with a dramatic vertical braid and some tantalizing, if somewhat terrifying, nail art. The annual event — which celebrates black women in all fields — will air on BET on September 9. Here, a closer look at Jackson and more of the A-list attendees.
Jackson gave a preview of her gown on Instagram and revealed the secret underneath: her no-nonsense, black platform boots:
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