Janet Jackson gave a moving speech at the 2009 BET Awards.
"My entire family wanted to be here tonight but it was just too painful, so they elected me to speak to all of you. I'm going to keep it very short. To you, Michael is an icon. To us, Michael is family. And he will forever will live in all of our hearts. On behalf of my family, and myself, thank you for all of your love. Thank you for all of your support. We miss him so much. Thank you so much."