Janet Jackson will kick off Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards with a musical tribute to her late brother.
MTV confirmed Tuesday that Jackson will "make a special apperance" and "will help open the entire show to honor Michael (Jackson's) celebrated career.
The network denied a report by TMZ.com, however, that claimed choreographer Frank Gaston is involved in the tribute. MTV called it "erroneous."
The wording of MTV's release-- Jackson "will help" open the show-- could indicate that other major celebs will be on hand as well to honor the fallen icon.
The VMAs will air Sunday night at 9 (PT/ET).