What happens when a legendary superstar presents an award to a singer turned fashion mogul? You have Janet Jackson and Rihanna sharing the same stage.That’s right, Jackson presented the Urban Luxe award to the “Work” singer’s fashion house, Fenty on Monday at the 2019 British Fashion Awards.
“You’re loved for your style, your boldness and for your strength as a woman,” Jackson said on stage. “You’re respected as a successful artist, fashion designer, activist, entrepreneur… congratulations to Rihanna for Fenty.”
Rihanna could be seen getting out of her chair and walking toward the stage, but not before grabbing her collaborator, friend, and stylist Jahleel Weaver’s hand in a video shared on Twitter.
Rihanna’s FENTY just won the awards for Urban Luxe category at the #FashionAwards 2019. Congratulations 🎈
— Rihanna Facts (@Nevernyny) December 2, 2019
Dressed in light teal with matching gloves, she hugged Jackson, the iconic star who Rihanna has said in the past is one of her inspirations as she accepted her award.
The company Fenty also thanked British Fashion Council for the award in a tweet.
“Thank you to the @BFC for this wonderful opportunity which means so much to me as a young black woman. This is a great achievement for our brand,” the fashion line wrote. @rihanna and FENTY are honored to win the Urban Luxe category at the #BFA 2019.”
« Thank you to the @BFC for this wonderful opportunity which means so much to me as a young black woman. This is a great achievement for our brand » – @rihanna and FENTY are honored to win the Urban Luxe category at the #BFA 2019.#Rihanna and #AsapRocky wearing #FENTY pic.twitter.com/6gIMLxLjev
— FEИTY (@FentyOfficial) December 3, 2019
What’s equally as great as winning the award? How about Jackson writing a Congratulations #FashionAwards message as the two posed side by side in a photo tweeted from Jackson’s page.
We say the world needs a musical collaboration asap!!
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) December 3, 2019
By BSM Team
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