Last night, the VH1 Hip Hop Honors went down in New York City and it was an event to be remembered for the entire hip hop community. The revamped awards show held the theme of “All Hail The Queens” giving tributes to some of the most impactful and outstanding female emcees in the game. The night consisted of performances and speeches dedicated to Salt-n-Pepa, Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott and Lil Kim. It was a special night for all, but, unfortunately, there were some who seemed to be left out of the celebration.
VH1 went all out for the special night
The network was able to snag a ton of big names for the evening as folks paid homage to Queen Latifah, Lil Kim, Salt-n-Pepa and Missy Elliott. Not only did Eve host the show, but the evening included appearances from Common, Phylicia Rashad, The LOX, Keke Palmer, Dej Loaf, Teyana Taylor, Trina, Naughty By Nature, French Montana and even Diddy.
Queen Latifah paid tribute to all of the female emcees in rap history.
Queen Latifah’s final performance of the evening was one of the major highlights of the show. She performed her smash hit “UNITY” while inviting tons of major female hip hop icons to join her on stage, including those that were honored. The screen behind the ladies also featured the names and faces of those that left a major mark on hip hop culture throughout history.
Angie Stone feels like her group was snubbed
Angie Stone spoke out about the awards show, and revealed her feelings on being left out of the show. The singer feels as though her and her 1970s group, The Sequence, was left out of the tribute section of the show, as it was supposed to be catered to women. A press release said that she felt “outrage, hurt and disappointment” that they were “snubbed once again.” She continued, “They’re honoring ‘female’ Hip Hop legends. We definitely should have been included in the celebration this year for sure!”