@JanetJackson: "I am at a loss for words. Today, the world lost a great man and I lost a special friend, Nelson Mandela. I truly valued the time that I was able to spend in his presence while at his home in Africa. What he has accomplished has changed lives all over the globe. What he stood for and what he has done is a huge gift to humanity. His legacy will continue forever. I will miss him very much. He is a real hero!"