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2023 has been Victoria Monét’s year, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon. The beloved singer-songwriter recently earned a whopping seven Grammy nominations for 2024, just days before her biggest inspiration, Janet Jackson, watched her perform during the penultimate show of the Jaguar Tour in London.
Captioned with a video she captured during the dynamic show, Jackson wrote on Instagram, “Victoria, I’m so happy for you! Congratulations on all your success. May God continue to bless you and hold you close. [Love] J.”
While still grappling with the surreal moment, Monét responded on her Instagram, writing “Umm.. I am having a hard time wrapping my heart around the fact that you spent your night at my show when you’re one of the BIGGEST inspirations for it!! For my artistry at all!”
The Sacramento native continued, “I can’t thank you enough for who you are and what you’ve done but I’ll spend my life trying! I love you SO very much and thank you for the love, the long hug, and the eye contact tonight I am over the moon with joy and gratitude! Thank you Icon, Idol, Queen, Ms. Jackson!! Forever yours – Victoria [brown heart emoji] God is the GOAT.”
Not only did the youngest of the Jackson family share the sweet message, she also posted three snippets from the show of Monét performing her Grammy-nominated hit, “On My Mama,” as well as “F.U.C.K.” and “Stop (Askin’ Me 4Shyt).”
The two later snapped a photo backstage, five years after first meeting in 2018 at the Billboard Music Awards. When they first met, Monét gushed, “This moment right here… I’ve dreamed about since dreams were invented… I’ve never seen this version of my smile. Thank you Janet Jackson for making me want to pursue music and showing me how it’s supposed to be done at a legendary level!”
Check out the touching throwback below.
— Victoria Monét Updates (@victoriantribe) November 13, 2023
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