All Hail The Queens: VH1 Honors The Women of Hip-Hop

“Women are the life-line of this industry.” Girl Power was in full effect last night at VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors, as the music industry paid tribute to Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, Salt-N-Peppa, and Lil’ Kim. This is the first year where all of the honoree’s were women and hosted by a fellow female rapper; the U-N-I-T-Y *Queen Latifah voice* was real. It was beautiful seeing all the women forces behind hip hop coming together in support of each other and sisterhood. 

There were many highlights of the night, like Tweet performing “Oops (Oh my),” Queen Latifah bringing out women hip-hop legends, and the unforgettable cringe-worthy moment when Rich Homie Quan forgot Biggie’s verse during Lil’ Kim’s performance. YOU HAD ONE JOB RICH HOMIE.

Our favorite moment other than Tyana Taylor straight murdering the Lil’ Kim tribute, was the moving speech given by our bae Common saluting the everyday Black woman, past and present, fighting for change.

So in the spirit of last night’s Honoree’s, we too wanted to pay tribute to the queens. Here’s some of our favorite empowering bangers:

Lil’ Kim

“If I was you I’d hate me too.”

Queen Latifah

“Who you callin a bitch?”

Salt-N-Peppa

“It’s a she thang, and it’s all in me.”

Missy Elliott

“Me I’m super fly, super duper fly.”

Here’s to the women of hip hop! Catch more performances and videos at VH1.

XO,

Rebecca

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