Janet was honored last night at the 25th annual benefit gala of 100 Black Men Inc. Also honored at the event were Dr. Johnetta B. Cole, president of Bennett college for Women, and Willie Gary, chairman and CEO of MBC Network.
Twenty CBS-owned television stations have challenged plans by the FCC to fine them $550,000 over the infamous Super Bowl incident, Reuters is reporting.
The stations argued the FCC wrongly concluded the performance was designed to "pander, titillate, and shock" viewers and said the proposed fine would violate their free-speech rights.
"Something cannot be 'designed' without advance knowledge," the stations said. Viacom and CBS have denied that they knew in advance that Janet's right breast would be exposed during the performance.
"If it stands, the [proposed fine] will lead to the end of live broadcasting as we know it by placing broadcasters on notice that they risk massive liability and perhaps license revocation if they fail to adopt technical measures to avoid the possibility of a spontaneous transgression," they said.
The $550,000 proposed fine for "an unplanned, fleeting exposure of a woman's breast is anything but a 'restrained' or 'cautious' approach to enforcement," the stations said.
Both of the remixes that are available on the site, Ralphi's AM Mix and Ralphi's Club Mix, were officially commissioned by Virgin this past spring during the initial release of the single, however neither remix has been released on any promotional or commercial products as of yet.
Janet made two appearances last night in New York City. The first was at the premiere of Jay-Z's new documentary "Fade To Black" at the Ziegfeld Theater. Later in the night, Janet went to P. Diddy's Royal Birthday Ball held at Cipriani.