Janet Jackson Surprises Superfan Dad At Las Vegas Residency: See The Moment

By Hayden Brooks

August 12, 2019

Janet Jackson pulled a fast one on a superfan backstage of her Las Vegas residency and his reaction to the surprise encounter was simply pricesless.

As you probably remember, entrepreneur KB Strawder Jr. surprised his father, Keith Strawder Sr., with tickets to see the pop titan and his over-the-moon reaction caught some viral traction, so it was only fitting that the 54-year-old got to meet Jackson after the show. In footage recorded by his son, KB is seen speaking about his favorite parts of the star's "Metamorphosis" set at the Park MGM Hotel & Casino when Jackson puts her arms around his chest. "That's really sweet. I'm glad you liked that whole thing," she tells him, before KB gasps and turns around to give her a big hug. Keith Strawder Sr. went viral in late June when his sons gifted him with tickets to the entertainer's show as a Father's Day gift.

"He’ll probably come down off cloud nine sometime next year," KB Strawder Jr. told The New York Post. "I had to keep this whole thing a secret [from him]. It came together flawlessly. I had to tell him someone wanted to give us an autographed Janet t-shirt."

Jackson is on her final leg of her Sin City residency with shows scheduled for August 14, 16 and 17. "Metamorphosis" kicked off in mid-May and played for sporadic dates throughout the summer season.

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