About four minutes into the tribute to Michael Jackson at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards,
If you enjoyed watching the tribute, Janet enjoyed performing just as much.
"This is the most fun -- from my mouth to God's ears -- the most fun I have ever had working on a project for TV," Janet told MTV.
But how did the whole tribute come together? On Saturday at 12:30 p.m., MTV will air "The Making of Janet Jackson's VMA Tribute Performance," an exclusive, behind-the-scenes show that will give viewers an all-access look into everything that went into the performance.
Our cameras were there from the first day of rehearsals in Los Angeles to a relaxing BBQ with Janet and her team of choreographers to the last seconds before they took the VMA stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall to bring the house down with the performance of a lifetime. For the first time, Janet opened up to our cameras and shared her feelings about her brother and this special tribute.
"I just wanted to come to rehearsal when I'm supposed to come to rehearsal as if I'm one of the kids," Janet told MTV. "Just let me know when and where, and where I stand, and teach me what what I'm supposed to know. I wanted it to be that for me this time around. I wanted it to be like that this time, even though I got a little more involved than that still, but not to the magnitude that I normally get involved."
Joining her onstage -- and appearing on Saturday's MTV show -- were some of the hottest names in dance from the past 15 years, choreographers who have been heavily influenced by MJ over the years and who have even contributed moves to the pop star's own routines. Led by creative director Gil Duldulao, the dancers were Dave Scott, Cris Judd, Brian Friedman, Wade Robson, Tyce Diorio, Travis Payne, Jeri Slaughter, Laurie Ann Gibson, Mia Michaels and Tina Landon.
"It's a lot of hard work," Janet said. "[But] I always enjoy myself. I try to enjoy myself, have fun. I enjoyed myself from day one all the way to the end."
"The Making of Janet Jackson's Video Music Awards Tribute Performance" airs on MTV Saturday at 12:30 p.m.