Janet Jackson Surprises ‘The View’ & Gives Away Free Tour Tickets

Janet Jackson attends the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons.
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Since announcing her new album and world tour, Janet Jackson has been making the rounds this week on television.

On Wednesday, the music icon surprised the co-hosts of The View — Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, Meghan McCain and Joy Behar — and the entire audience by walking onto the set mid-episode.

Whoopi was talking with her other panelists when all of the sudden music started playing. Jackson walked out to her hit single “Escapade” and shocked everyone in the room.

The “That’s the Way Love Goes” hitmaker waved to the four co-hosts and flashed a huge smile. The living legend looked very happy to be on the show and was clearly glowing. Jackson immediately hugged Whoopi first and went by everyone else at the desk one-by-one. She returned back to Whoopi and gave her another hug.

The whole room was on their feet and couldn’t stop cheering for the groundbreaking performer. Jackson was beaming as she waved at the audience.

The “What Have You Done For Me Lately” chart-topper explained that she was on her way to the studio to finish working on her forthcoming LP and revealed that she was talking in the car to her assistant about Whoopi.

She remembered that Whoopi wanted to attend her last tour but was unable to because she was in the hospital and couldn’t make it. So because of that, Jackson handed over Whoopi tickets to her new world tour titled “Black Diamond.”

However, that wasn’t all, the entertainer also gifted the rest of the co-hosts and everyone in the audience tickets to one of the upcoming shows.

Unsurprisingly, the crowd cheered and couldn’t stop clapping.

Whoopi joked that she was “mad as hell” when she couldn’t attend the previous concert and looked very pleased to be able to see Jackson’s new tour.

Jackson stunned in an incredible all-black ensemble. The “Together Again” songstress wore an oversized fur coat and a turtleneck jumper while sporting long dark braids in a ponytail. She rocked glittery eyeshadow, a glossy lip and accessorized herself with rectangular dangling earrings.

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Hey U Guys! I’ve heard all your wishes and now from my lips to your ears. I’m working on my new album and going on a brand new World Tour this summer! Both titled ✨ “Black Diamond”. ✨ — Black Diamonds are the toughest of all the diamonds, the hardest to cut. I see that as the hardest to hurt or destroy. There is a lot that I have endured. I see myself as a Black Diamond in its purest form. I’m a rock, I have ruff edges but I keep moving forward. I want to show you my strength as well as give you strength. — I love u guys so much and I’m #SoExcited to share this new era with you. See u soon! #BlackDiamond ???????????????? — A special pre-sale code will be sent ONLY to my mailing list subscribers tomorrow, Feb. 11! Click link in bio to sign-up for my mailing list on my website ???? Tickets go on-sale to the general public on February 13 at 12 pm! — ???????? European & Additional World Dates To Be Announced!

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As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Jackson’s new world tour will be titled after her upcoming studio album, Black Diamond. The first date will kick off on June 24 in Miami and will continue across North America until August. The show will feature her new music and a special performance off her iconic Rhythm Nation album.

More global tour dates are expected to be announced soon. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, February 13.