Janet Jackson She wasn’t impervious to the technical difficulties that plagued Essence Festival – losing voice midway through her performance…but she managed to eliminate it regardless.
The singer was one of the highlights of NOLA’s concert series this weekend at the Caesars Superdome… where TONS performed from mega-stars at an event similar to Coachella. What was also comparable…sound issues often occur in a live show.
Janet is no exception, unfortunately, because during her set… her mic seemed to cut while she was in the middle of speaking or singing, as shown here in the video obtained by TMZ.
The good news is that this little hiccup seemed to go mostly unnoticed, and the rest of Janet’s time on stage was a smash hit…she cycled between hit after hit for over an hour—leaving fans more than satisfied with the melodies and choreography.
Janet Jackson’s group #happiest turning off! I really hope you hit the road and give us one last ride! 🙏🏽🔥✨ pic.twitter.com/3g9Q0Rz01A
– 𝔏𝔢𝔞𝔥.❁ (redforjanet) 3 July 2022
Now, it’s worth noting… that there appears to have been a fair amount of audio issues over the past couple of days of business – including some complaints about Halle and Chloe Bailey’s set, with people saying their levels were off and they sounded funky. live audience.
C/H’s sound was the least of some people’s concern though…More viewers at home were furious that Hulu only aired their last song…and it’s a recurring theme of the festival – any of the subscribers watching on Hulu in Indeed.
Well now I feel like we should pull off bc why doesn’t it sound right either I really got Chloe x Halle fucked 😒😒😒 #happy pic.twitter.com/e2xcRhTd1Z
– Chillin’ & #Surprise 🍯🔥 (beenchillin__) 3 July 2022
MustafaHosny Oh God, Amen
This was probably most noticeable during the Friday show, when Nicki Minaj was making headlines all night… even though her performance didn’t end up on the Hulu broadcast.
Angela Yee—who was hosting her homework that night—noted that she wouldn’t be able to show Nikki’s set to fans at home, citing “circumstances beyond our control.” NM has already performed… and expressed her frustration with everything that was happening to BTS.
Halfway through the performance, Nikki thanks everyone and mentions how there were technical difficulties but she still came out to the fans. #happy # Hahaha #barbs # Nicki Minaj pic.twitter.com/dBO47Uz9hP
– Musical Pops (Musical Pops) 2 July 2022
In light of the incidents of Nikki – as well as other artists here and there – many were daring Essence/Hulu to spoil Janet’s group (jokingly), saying there would be problems if they did.
Welp, they ended up spoiling the dog a bit for JJ after all…but no harm. She continued to work like a pro, and seemed to set a great number for everyone.
Hopefully they can get it together on the last night!
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