Janelle Monáe, Kelly Rowland, Eve, Jennifer Hudson & More Perform At ‘Black Girls Rock!’ 2013

Last night, BET aired its annual celebration for women of color who make a positive impact in entertainment and arts. Their annual “Black Girls Rock!” was filmed at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King. The biggest honor was awarded to Patti LaBelle, who was presented with the Living Legend Award by Mariah Carey. Janelle Monáe kicked the performances off and Jennifer Hudson showed off a new look, rocking the crowd with her single “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel),” while Kelly Rowland brought Eve and Sevyn Streeter into her world on the “Gone” remix. Queen Latifah, Venus Williams, Mara Brock Akil, Misty Copeland, Ameena Matthews, and Marian Wright Edelmen were also honored for their excellence in music, sports, social activism, and community work. Janelle Monáe – “The Electric Lady” Jennifer Hudson – “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” Ledisi – “I Blame You” Amber Riley – “I Am Woman” Kelly Rowland, Eve, and Sevyn Streeter – “Gone (Remix)” Patti LaBelle – “You Are My Friend” Alice Smith – “Fool For U” (Cee-Lo Green Cover)