The New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall played host to this year’s BET Black Girls Rock event, an annual celebration of the achievements of Black women who have made outstanding impacts in their respective communities and disciplines.
Hosted by Queen Latifah and seeing names like pop queen Janet Jackson, Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige, runway queen Naomi Campbell, and iconic dancer and choreographer Judith Jamison among the list of this year’s honorees, the 2018 showing – which also paid tribute to late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin – may be the series’ best yet.
Throw in a string of show-stopping performances from the likes of Ledisi, Jazmine Sullivan, Tamia, H.E.R., Fantasia, and more, and it all came together to make one of the must-see TV events of the season. See all the magic inside:
Aretha Franklin tribute [Jazmine Sullivan, Ledisi, Fantasia, and more]
Click here to watch the rest of the night’s amazing performances!
Click the photo above to watch Janet Jackson’s inspiring acceptance speech!