Janet, Ms. Jackson if ya nasty, is back!

Singer Janet Jackson headlined the 2010 Essence Music Festival in Louisiana Friday night (Jul 2) with a 30-song set during the opening night of the annual concert event, held at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. This marks first performance in 2 years and this is is also the first time Ms. Jackson is hitting the stage since her brother’s death last summer.

Other performers at the Essence festival this year include Gladys Knight, Monica, Alicia Keys, Keri Hilson and Mary J. Blige. Check out a few pics (and video footage) of Janet performing at the 2010 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans below and when you continue reading…