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Janet Jackson will open this Sunday's MTV VMAs with a tribute to Michael Jackson, who helped make MTV a cultural phenomenon.

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Jackson made a brief statement at the BET Awards earlier this year, thanking fans for all the support in the aftermath of Michael's death. This time, she takes to the stage to honor her brother.

You can catch Janet's musical tribute on Sept. 13 at 9/8c on MTV.