On Sunday, June 27, at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT, the BET Awards 2021 will broadcast live on BET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Recognizing the brightest stars in Black entertainment, this year’s event is slated to be jam-packed with live performances from the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B. One moment to look forward to is the honoring of hip-hop legend, actress, and producer Queen Latifah who will be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the music, film, and television industries.
Being that theme of this edition of the BET Awards is “Year of the Black Women,” Latifah as the latest honoree of the award is particularly appropriate, given her history of celebrating and embodying what it means to be a Black woman and the power and strength that it entails.
As we look ahead to Queen Latifah’s big moment and the BET Awards 2021, VIBE highlights ten of the most impactful moments and achievements of her career that validate her status as hip-hop royalty.