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Janet Jackson Not Canceling Essence Festival Set Following Joe Jackson’s Passing

July 4, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Janet Jackson’s headlining set at Essence Festival will go on despite the recent death of her father. TMZ reports that while there was concern among fans that she might cancel the performance for this Sunday after Joe Jackson passed away last week, that’s not the case.

According to the site, Jackson is headed to New Orleans for the festival and has other dates still lined up through August for her State of the World tour. As of now, none of those dates are set to be canceled or postponed.

Jackson posted a video to Instagram on Wednesday thanking fans for their support during the difficult time:

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