By Audrey J. Bernard
Janet Jackson had the whole town buzzing about her surprise appearance at the ESSENCE 9th Annual Black Women in Music event in New York City at the trendy Highline Ballroom. This year’s event honored celebrated Grammy award-winning rapper, singer and producer Missy Elliott. Media mogul Mona Scott Young presented Elliot with the coveted Visionary Award and introduced Jackson who shared her personal feelings about her friendship with the honoree. The Lincoln Motor Company was the exclusive automotive sponsor for this coveted event. Entertainment was provided by Rapsody and Leikeli47. Notables posed on the red carpet alongside the all-new Lincoln Navigator. The 2018 Navigator was just awarded prestigious “Truck of the Year” honors at the 2018 North American International Auto Show, the country’s largest, most influential auto show.