The 2016 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors praised one of hip-hop’s most valuable and oft underappreciated figures: the wonderful ladies. Honorees Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, Lil Kim, Salt & Peppa and more were given their just due in the moving event.
Along with speeches from artists who were influenced by the pioneering women in rap, tribute performances were assembled by rap’s finest. We witnessed the likes of Remy Ma, Nelly Furtado, Trina, Fantasia, Monica, Monie Love, Da Brat, Mia X, YoYo, Ms Jade, The Lady of Rage, Suga-T, Rah Digga, Nikki D, Sha Rock, We Tee, Heather B and more all participate in the concert.
Hosted by Eve, the men of rap — Diddy, Pharrell, Timbaland, Busta Rhymes and more — also came out to pay homage to our queens.