Janet Jackson's son cameos in video as she thanks fans after dad's death

Janet Jackson took to Instagram on Wednesday, July 4, to thank fans for their support following her father Joe Jackson’s death, but her son, Eissa Al Mana, couldn’t let her finish recording the clip without demanding attention.

The 19-month-old, who the singer shares with estranged husband Wissam Al Mana, could be heard asking to be picked up as she filmed the video.

“Hey, you guys, it’s been a pretty rough week,” the singer said in the clip, days after attending a funeral for her father, who died on June 27 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 89.

“But we’re excited. I’m excited,” she continued, referencing her return to her State of the World tour. “We cannot wait to see you. And it’s been way too long. I miss you guys way too much. I’m about to jump on this plane and start this tour.”

“Like I said, I can’t wait to see you — those are my baby’s footsteps you hear, my baby Eissa. All right, honey, all right, sweetie, OK,” she said as she reached a hand down to her son. “I’m right here. I love you, I’ll see you soon.”

“OK, I’ll pick you up, baby,” she said to her toddler, before ending the video with, “Love you, bye.”

Jackson, also shared an old photo of herself with her dad, which she captioned with a purple heart.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Recording Artist Janet Jackson attends her State Of The World Tour after party at Lure Nightclub on October 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Recording Artist Janet Jackson attends her State Of The World Tour after party at Lure Nightclub on October 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 08: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Singer-songwriter Janet Jackson attends her Janet Jackson's State Of The World Tour After Party at Lure on October 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - MARCH 26: Janet Jackson performs after the Dubai World Cup at the Meydan Racecourse on March 26, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
US singer Janet Jackson performs during the Dubai World Cup horse racing event on March 26, 2016 at the Meydan racecourse in the United Arab Emirate of Dubai. Janet Jackson returned to the stage after a four-month hiatus for mysterious health reasons, bringing her energetic dance show to Dubai. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
US singer Janet Jackson (R) and husband Wissam Al Mana attend Hermes 2016 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on October 5, 2015 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 20: Janet Jackson performs on stage during her 'Unbreakable' World Tour concert at AmericanAirlines Arena on September 20, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: Janet Jackson speaks onstage during the 2015 BET Awards held at Microsoft Theater on June 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17: Janet Jackson is seen arriving at LAX on June 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by HEV/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
JANET JACKSON amfARs 20th Cinema Against AIDS Gala 66th Cannes Film Festival Antibes, France May 23, 2013 ??Kurt Krieger (Photo by Kurt Krieger/Corbis via Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 23: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE. HIGHER RATES APPLY) Singer Janet Jackson attends amfAR's 20th Annual Cinema Against AIDS during The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 23, 2013 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/amfAR13/Getty Images for amfAR)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 25: Janet Jackson attends the Giorgio Armani fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 25, 2014 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 25: Wissam al Mana and Janet Jackson attend the Giorgio Armani fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 25, 2013 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 23: Giuseppe Zanotti and Janet Jackson attend the Giuseppe Zanotti Design Presentation during Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 23, 2013 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vincenzo Lombardo/Getty Images for Giuseppe Zanotti Design)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 23: Wissam al Mana and Janet Jackson attend the Roberto Cavalli fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 23, 2013 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 21: Janet Jackson and Wissam al Mana attend the Sergio Rossi presentation cocktail during Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 21, 2013 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vincenzo Lombardo/Getty Images for Sergio Rossi)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: Janet Jackson (L) and Maria Davis speak onstage at the amfAR New York Gala to kick off Fall 2013 Fashion Week at Cipriani Wall Street on February 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Janet Jackson attends the Dylan's Candy Bar Los Angeles Opening at Original Farmers Market on September 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - OCTOBER 25: Wissam Al Mana and Janet Jackson attend Kira Plastinina's fashion show on October 25, 2012 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Gennadi Avramenko/Epsilon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: CEO/Founder Dylan Lauren and Janet Jackson attend the Dylan's Candy Bar Los Angeles Opening at Original Farmers Market on September 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)
ANTIBES - MAY 24: Janet Jackson attends the 2012 amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 24, 2012 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
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As previously reported, the “Miss You Much” singer brought her son with her when she attended her father’s funeral on Monday, July 2, alongside her mom, Katherine Jackson, siblings LaToya, Marlon, Jermaine and Rebbie Jackson, and the late Michael Jackson’s son Blanket.

The Grammy winner revealed in an essay for Essence magazine last month that she has battled depression and “great sadness” in recent years, but she has found joy in her only child.

“The height of happiness is holding my baby son in my arms and hearing him coo, or when I look into his smiling eyes and watch him respond to my tenderness,” she wrote. “When I kiss him. When I sing him softly to sleep. During those scared times, happiness is everywhere. Happiness is gratitude to God. Happiness is saying, ‘Thank you, God, for my life, my energy and my capacity to grow in love.'”

Jackson split from Eissa’s father in April 2017 after five years of marriage.

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