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Janet Jackson covers up on stage at Saudi Arabia music festival... as she fills in for Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj was forced to pull the plug on her performance amid pressure from human right organisations.

And Janet Jackson filled in for the rapper when she performed at the Jeddah World music festival at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah on Thursday. 

The songstress, 53, covered up in a loose-fitted T-shirt and baggy bottoms while she got her groove on at the concert.

Replacement: Janet Jackson covered up on stage at Saudi Arabia music festival on Thursday... as she filled in for drop-out Nicki Minaj last minute amid pressure from human rights organisations

The youngest Jackson family member added a subtle hint of glamour to her look thanks to heavily applied heavy make-up.

Bouncy corkscrew curls spilled over Janet's shoulders while she took to the stage to put on an energetic performance.

The singer engaged with the crowd as she gestured with her hands while she belted out her sit songs.  

Check her out! The youngest Jackson family member added a subtle hint of glamour to her look thanks to heavily applied heavy make-up

50 Cent and Future were also added to the lineup for Jeddah World Fest last minute.

They joined a star-studded roster which includes the likes of Liam Payne, Chris Brown and Steve Aoki.

Nicki recently pulled out of her performance after human rights organisations urged the rapper to cancel.    

A natural showman! The singer engaged with the crowd as she gestured with her hands while she belted out the tracks to her songs 

Mane attraction: Bouncy corkscrew curls spilled over Janet's shoulders while she took to the stage to put on an energetic performance

The Barbie Dreams artist was set to headline the event. 

She said in a statement: 'After careful reflection, I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest.

'While I want nothing more than to bring my show to fans in Saudi Arabia, after better educating myself on the issues, I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression.'

The Human Rights Foundation praised Minaj's decision on Twitter: 'Millions of people around the world are inspired by your devotion to human rights and human dignity.' 

It's an honour! She joined a star-studded lineup which includes the likes of Liam Payne, Chris Brown and Steve Aoki

Dropped out: Nicki Minaj recently pulled out of her performance after human rights organizations urged the rapper to cancel

Showing support: The Barbie Dreams artist was set to headline the event, which takes place Thursday at the King Abdullah Sports Stadium, before dropping out, citing her 'support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression'

Thank you Nicki: The Human Rights Foundation praised Minaj's decision on Twitter: 'Millions of people around the world are inspired by your devotion to human rights and human dignity'

Several organisations have asked artists not to perform in Saudi Arabia, where gender segregation between single men and women is often enforced and same-sex relationships are criminalized. 

Other rules have loosened in the kingdom, with women now allowed to drive and attend events at sports stadiums.

The website for the event seems to depict the festival in an inclusive light: 'Jeddah World Fest is open for absolutely everyone to attend. We are all inclusive for all people.' 

LGBTQ ally: Jackson hasn't officially commented on her involvement in the festival

No comment: Representatives for 50 Cent and Future didn't immediately reply to emails seeking comment either

Jackson hasn't officially commented on her involvement in the festival, although she's long been considered an LGBTQ ally, earning recognition from GLAAD, HRC and AIDS Project Los Angeles. 

Representatives for 50 Cent and Future didn't immediately reply to emails seeking comment either. 

Over the past several months, the kingdom has seen performances by Mariah Carey, Enrique Iglesias, the Black Eyed Peas, Sean Paul, David Guetta and Tiesto. 

That's a stark change from when Saudi morality police would raid establishments that played loud music. 

Big names: They join a star-studded lineup, which includes the likes of Liam Payne, Chris Brown and Steve Aoki

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