Janet Jackson: 2009 American Music Awards

Since Janet Jackson knew she had the opening of the 2009 American Music Awards resting on her shoulders, it should come as no surprise that she donned a pair of metallic shoulder pads for the occasion.

Miss Jackson (cause I’m nasty) let her hair down and flaunted her girls in a low-cut light brown suede ensemble that kept the pop star relatively covered up, save for a hefty slice of cleavage.

When she wasn’t gritting her teeth, she flashed her trademark smile after a performance well-done. Here’s to Janet!

Watch Janet Jackson’s performance after the jump.

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Gallery Info: Janet Jackson on the red carpet for the 2009 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theater Los Angeles Live.