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Janet Jackson Addresses Fans in Emotional Video: 'I Was Crying Because ... I Am So Thankful for All of You'

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Janet Jackson attends her residency debut "Metamorphosis" after party at On The Record Speakeasy and Club at Park MGM on May 17, 2019 in Las Vegas. 

While Janet Jackson has not responded to Justin Timberlake's recent public apology to her, she did take the time this weekend to connect with her fans via a new video posted on social media.

Jackson tweeted a 45-second clip on Saturday (Feb. 13) in which she thanked her longtime supporters for being a part of her life. Speaking directly to the camera, she wore a mask -- but she seemed to have a smile on her face.

“I was at home just the other day by myself and I began to cry," said Jackson. "I was crying because I was so thankful for all that God has blessed me with, all that he has given me. I'm so thankful for Him being in my life. And I am so thankful for all of you being in my life."

"You’re so special to me," she said.

She added, "And I want to thank all of you for making ‘Control’ number one once again after 35 years. I never, never in a million years, I would never think that this would happen. I really appreciate you and I love you so, so much. Thank you.”

Jackson's influential Control album, released on Feb. 4, 1986, just celebrated its 35th anniversary.

Her latest message to fans comes a day after Timberlake -- her former co-star at the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, where her breast was exposed by Timberlake on live television in what was deemed a wardrobe malfunction, one for which Jackson faced the fallout -- issued an apology to her (as well as to Britney Spears), years later. He expressed regret over his past "ignorance" and for benefiting "from a system that condones misogyny and racism."

Watch Jackson speak to her fans in the video below.

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