Janet Jackson has paid tribute to Alexander McQueen calling him a "true genius".

The singer is a huge fan of the fashion designer - who died last month at the age of 40 - and believes he was one of the best at what he did because he took his creations to a different level.

Speaking at the New York premiere of 'Why Did I Get Married Too?', where she donned a dark navy Alexander McQueen ruffled jacket paired with harem pants and a power belt, Janet said: "He was a true genius, and I'm not using the word loosely at all. To me, there are certain ones, you have Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, Givenchy, McQueen, Galliano, it's those guys that fall right in that."

Janet has fond memories of McQueen as his was the first fashion show she went to.

The 43-year-old star told People.com: "He was a wonderful guy. A sweetheart. McQueen was the very first fashion show I ever went to. He invited me to his show in the late 90s in London. I've always been a fan of his."

McQueen was found dead in his London home after committing suicide and the tributes are still being paid to him.

Demi Moore recently called his clothes "works of art".

The 'Ghost' actress said: "McQueen was a genius. I was always thrilled to wear his clothes because they were more than fashion; they were truly works of art."