Janet Jackson Brings Former Backup Dancers Onstage For “Rhythm Nation”

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Janet Jackson brought out several very special guests last night (Oct. 8) at her State of the World tour stop at the Hollywood Bowl in L.A.

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Members of the packed audience were treated to a performance of her timeless hit “Rhythm Nation,” and her former backup dancers accompanied her onstage. In a full clip of the epic moment, Ms. Jackson introduced each performer by name.

“Last night in L.A., generations of my former dancers together again,” the superstar wrote on Twitter, accompanying a video of her dancing with several hoodie-clad male and female dancers. Among the talented performers were choreographers Travis Payne and Tyce Diorio, and actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum.


“Dancing for her was always way more than a job, it was being part of a legacy,” Dewan-Tatum wrote on Instagram. “I have been pinching myself all day being in a room years later dancing with these legends…”

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Check out the clip below.