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This week, the Hip Hop Honors went down in New York City, where VH1 paid tribute to some of the most impactful female rap icons in history. The lineup of honorees included Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, Salt-n-Pepa, as well as Lil’ Kim. These ladies saw tribute performances, speeches, and video presentations all dedicated to them individually, with tons of big names appearing to show love. One of the biggest names to honor the legends was none other than First Lady Michelle Obama.
The Hip Hop Honors were historic this year
The VH1 awards show, hosted by Eve, paid tribute to the female rap icons who have had some of the most impact and success in the game. Queen Latifah, Salt-n-Pepa, Missy Elliott, and Lil’ Kim were all given outstanding tributes including performances, videos, and speeches from their closest peers.
Big names came out to surprise the honorees
While the lineup of those helping to tribute the honorees was extensive already, one of the best surprises came when Diddy came out to give a lengthy speech to his longtime affiliate, Lil’ Kim. Even she had no idea he was going to show up to the awards show. Queen Latifah also got a huge surprise, as Betty White tributed to her by singing her opening “UNITY” lyric, “Who you callin’ a b**ch?!”
First Lady Michelle Obama’s tribute was a huge highlight
One of the best parts of the night came when Michelle Obama sent in a video message for the honorees of the evening. She said some extra special words about Queen Latifah and Missy Elliott, as she has worked closely with them previously on projects to uplift young girls around the country. She told the audience, “Through your music and activism, including your support of the Let Girls Learn initiative, you all are encouraging young women all over the world to believe in themselves.”