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2019 British Fashion Awards: Janet Jackson Presents Rihanna With Her First Fashion Award for Fenty Line

ETOnline logo ETOnline 2 days ago Zach Seemayer‍
Janet Jackson wearing a hat and smiling at the camera © Darren Gerrish/Getty Images

Janet Jackson truly rocked Rihanna's world Monday night at the 2019 British Fashion Awards when she presented the Urban Luxe award to the singer's fashion house, Fenty.

The moment was a surprising and emotional one for Rihanna, who was visibly shocked when she was named the recipient of the award. Video of the moment was shared to Twitter, and as Jackson built up to announcing Rihanna's name, it was clear she couldn't believe the moment was really happening.

"You’re loved for your style, your boldness and for your strength as a woman," Jackson said on stage. "You’re respected as a successful artist, fashion designer, activist, entrepreneur… congratulations to Rihanna for Fenty."

The singer, dressed in an angelic light teal ensemble, took to the stage alongside her collaborator, friend and stylist Jahleel Weaver, to accept the award, and embraced Jackson -- an artist Rihanna has listed as one of her inspirations in the past -- while accepting the trophy.

Javier Fortuna et al. standing around each other: Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty Images © Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty Images Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty Images

Backstage, after the sweet moment, the pair posed for pics and Jackson shared a message of love and support on Twitter.

"Congratulations 🖤#FashionAwards," Jackson captioned a playful black-and-white pic of the pair.

Later, the company expressed their appreciation for the award, sharing a snapshot of Rihanna from the red carpet.

"Thank you to the @BFC for this wonderful opportunity which means so much to me as a young black woman. This is a great achievement for our brand," the fashion line wrote. @rihanna and FENTY are honored to win the Urban Luxe category at the #BFA 2019."

For more on Rihanna's meteoric rise in the world of fashion, check out the video below.

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