Monday night in Vancouver, Janet Jackson returned to the stage to kick off her new Unbreakable World Tour -- her first since 2011. Right away, she busted out of the gate with a track that featured Missy Elliott -- sadly not in person but via screen projection -- and reportedly jumped into what quickly became an onslaught of past hits.
Missy tweeted out her support of JJ before she took the stage.
The sprawling 69-date tour comes in advance of her new Unbreakable album, due out sometime in the near future, which includes the slinky nightcrawling tune "No Sleeep" that we're obsessed with.
In a career-spanning set that included "Control," "Any Time, Any Place," "Rhythm Nation" and "Scream," originally a duet with her brother Michael, it became clear: The original queen is back. We wished we were there, especially when we saw the photos of the show emerge on Tuesday.
Come, let us indulge in them together.
The queen surveying her queendomSplash News Online
The queen surveying her queendom.
The queen getting back into the grooveSplash News Online
The queen making eyes while slayingSplash News Online
The queen losing herself to danceSplash News Online
The queen taking in the revelry of her fansSplash News Online
The queen shutting everything downSplash News Online
We. Are. Dead.