Janet Jackson made her debut show of the new single "Made for Now" with Daddy Yankee on Friday night in The Tonight Show the singer's first late-night performance in 14 years
transformed Jackson and Yankee the Tonight Show studio in her own personal music video shoot with lavish set pieces for over a dozen dancers, drummers in the audience and in the handheld camera.
Like the actual music video, Jackson's "Made Now" was a festive dance party with an international dance crew from Ghana, Nigeria, Grenada, Trinidad and the United States
Jackson and Yankee will next bring "Made for Now" Harlem Week's Dance Party on Saturday, Jackson tweeted after the Tonight Show visit, which made its first late-night appearance in the US since stopping by David Letterman's Late Show in 2004.  In an interview with iHeartRadio on Thursday, Jackson talked about "Made for Now," her first new song in three years. "I've always loved Latin music, and of course, African music there and has always influenced. From what Daddy Yankee does in Reggaeton, it's inspiration. It's reggae music that brings you back to the African vibe. It was really nice to work with him, "Jackson said.
" Growing up with different bodies [and] with so many children in the family, I was lucky enough to have a versatile music library. [I’m] I'm just doing something else that I love again, but I'm still trying to do other things.
Jackson also opened the death of Aretha Franklin, who after joining the Jackson family was close to Detroit and signed with Motown.
"She lived the street of my family and her children used to go to our house come to play and we would go to her, "said Jackson." I remember her with the red hair, the shoulder-length hair, and she answered the door and on that one day, in particular, I do not know why and she had a white waist and a white skirt and she opened the door and there she was, Mrs. Aretha Franklin. It's sad, you know? She is still here with us. Their music will live on forever and what a voice and a great work. It has inspired so many people and will continue to inspire generations. "