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Janet Jackson Gets ‘Nasty’ While Dancing to Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Not Like Us’ on Tour: Watch

Janet Jackson kicked off another leg of her Together Again Tour, and she’s spiced up her intricate dance routine with Kendrick Lamar’s “Not Like Us” being mixed into her “Nasty” breakdown.

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The first concert of the 35-show trek launched in Palm Springs, Calif., on Tuesday night (June 4) at the Acrisure Arena, where Nelly is serving as the tour’s opener.

A clip from show one that went viral shows Janet in a plaid dress flanked by her backup dancers while the instrumental of Kendrick’s “Not Like Us” Drake diss plays in the background as she performs her Control anthem “Nasty,” which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1986.

“Who’s that in that nasty car? Nasty boys/ Who’s that eatin’ that nasty fruit? Nasty boys/ Who’s jammin’ to my nasty groove? Nasty boys,” she sings over Mustard’s West Coast production.

Fans had plenty to say about Janet’s “Not Like Us” stirring the pot on X. “It’s gon be a long year for Aubrey. HBCU season still coming,” one person wrote.

Another chimed in, “Kendrick introduced a whole new generation to Janet. Of course she gon ride for him!”

K. Dot and Jackson have yet to collaborate. However, Lamar did sample the iconic singer’s “Any Time, Any Place” on “Poetic Justice.” The Good Kid, M.A.A.D City classic reached No. 26 on the Hot 100 in 2013.

A month after it’s release, “Not Like Us” is still a staple in hip-hop and permeating different areas of pop-culture. Earlier this week, a Houston meteorologist incorporated lyrics from the Drake diss into his weather report.

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Janet’s 2024 Together Again Tour continues to run into the summer, with stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, St. Louis Cincinnati, Cleveland, Boston, Detroit, Toronto, Brooklyn, Tampa, Orlando, Atlanta and New Orleans before finishing off on July 30 in Phoenix.

Watch the clip of Janet Jackson dancing to “Not Like Us” below.

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