Busta Rhymes Gushes Over Janet Jackson After Seeing Her Live for the First Time

Farrenton Grigsby
Janet Jackson and Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes and Janet Jackson have known each other for decades -- but Busta only managed to see the “That’s the Way Love Goes” singer live for the first time this past Sunday (Nov. 19).

The duo even previously collaborated on the 1998 hit,“What’s It Gonna Be?,!” which peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100. But the rapper's belated live attendance renewed his appreciation for the iconic performer. "I am losing my Janet Jackson live concert virginity tonight,” Busta told XXL after the show. “There's a new fan obsession that has transpired for me.”

The gushing didn’t end there. “Me being an artist myself, I'm super-inspired in a whole new way,” he continued. “She is probably the most incredible, timeless, God-sent talent that I've ever seen in my life -- I salute you queen!"

Busta isn’t the only music star to shout out Jackson recently. In September, Katy Perry covered Janet's Control classic “What Have You Done For Me Lately” when she kicked off her Witness tour in Montreal.