Performances: 2018 BET Black Girls Rock! [Video]

Published: Sunday 9th Sep 2018 by Rashad

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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!

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Click the photo above to watch Janet Jackson’s inspiring acceptance speech!

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  1. Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine🙋🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️B September 9, 2018

    Did TROLLmine perform?

  2. Keith September 10, 2018

    Say what you will about BET, they got this tribute right. So good to see Stephanie…Ledisi Jasmine and Cynthia Erivo were solid. Fantasia was comical on so many levels, but again this show is one of the best on tv and certainly one of the best things BET does.

    • Boytoy1814 September 10, 2018

      Stephanie Mills slayed her mic!! #VocalDiva

    • Sandra September 11, 2018

      Fantasia was entertaining! No gimmicks, backing dancers just vocals.

  3. Rasputia Lattimore September 10, 2018

    Congrats Janet and all the other winners and performers. Everybody ROCKED. Another one of our black girls who rocks, Serena Williams, was robbed of the US Open Victory this weekend:

    Racism and sexism is real yall. Lets keep fighting against discrimination.

    • Danzou is laughing with how the TROLLS are getting busted these days September 10, 2018

      Coming from you that’s a joke, your the Queen of racist.

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine🙋🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️B September 10, 2018


    • Rasputia Lattimore September 10, 2018

      Obviously you don’t care about black issues TROLL so why are u even on this post? You are just here to cause trouble. Be gone TRASH.

      • Danzou is laughing with how the TROLLS are getting busted these days September 10, 2018

        TRASHmine are you telling us that you are NOT racist?

      • Rasputia Lattimore September 10, 2018

        Who is “us”? Who is “TRASHmine”? I am Rasputia and I’m here ONLY to talk about topics that interest me. You keep stalking my comments and making this personal like when you were begging to eat my box or when you think you are entitled to ask me personal questions like am I racist. You are not entitled to anything from me. Stick to the topics\ at hand. This post is about black excellence? Are U for black excellence? If U are not then remove yourself from this post!

      • Danzou is laughing with how the TROLLS are getting busted these days September 10, 2018

        B|tch yes I am half black, half more then you are we all know that you are middle eastern and Asian so stop begging that you are black. Please show me quote where I begged to eat your box you can’t you have just proven that you are a lier yet again you racist trash.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine🙋🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️B September 10, 2018

        @Danzou if you remember from Trollmines modeling pictures she’s/hes an Arabic transgendered shemake from Agraba.

      • Rasputia Latimore September 10, 2018

        This is not a personal message board. You shemale is a ting like thus is grind or some gay chat room. I’m only here to talk about topics that interest me. Stay on topic. Better yet be gone trash! BTW you CLEARLY are begging to eat my box l. Everyone knows a man only keeps hitting you up repeatedly over and over after you have dissed him and insulted him for one reason….he wants to eat your box and f.uck but since u are a gay I know u only capable of eating my box. I am not interested at all and I certainly don’t want you to message me. U have yet to saw one word about black excellence so leave me alone with

  4. China September 10, 2018

    Fantasia was on key but OFF on so many levels. Girl can you just sing and not SCREAM. LOVE janet jackson but is she BALDING? She’s trying to be edgy hair-wise but it actually looks like she trying to hide her THINNING hair. How you worth 150 million dollars but SHARQUISA around the Corner hair looks better???? Beautiful Show nevertheless. JANET is Rocking 2018, great tour reviews, great new video, tributes…….How mad is madonna???

    • Boytoy1814 September 10, 2018

      Janet’s a BILLIONAIRE. Now CONTROL that!!!

    • Lake Erie September 10, 2018

      This is a shady as comment. You wrote all of that to say what? To say exactly what?

    • Rasputia Lattimore September 10, 2018

      Who says the girl around the corner has a better hairstyle? You. That is totally subjective. Not all women want to wear the same damn hair style. I find it boring when I go to the mall or grocery store and every black women I see has a hair hat on styled the same damn way. Change it up. Janet is changing up her style and having fun with it. Let her be her. I don’t think she has ever conformed to what is typical on the streets and certainly does not place a lot of value in blending in. She is a leader not a follower. Her hair is not thinning. It is gelled nicely and the light is causing it to look that way. Go watch her recent interviews where the lighting is not stage light and you will see she has all her hair and edges. For a woman her age, she looks great, is in great health, and seems to be in great spirits. Isnt that all that matters. How many 52 year old black women are fighting obesity, diabetes, and heart conditions from years of poor dieting, lack of exercise, and depression? Oh but they have their hair hats on and weaves looking fly. Yeah so fly they refuse to go to the gym and sweat, refuse to properly diet, refuse to save up their money for a rainy day, and now they are paying for those bad lifestyle choices. If more black women followed Janet’s lead they would be in better health mentally and phyically at 52 years old.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine🙋🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️B September 10, 2018

        Exactly TROLLMINE! Y should you have to wear your side ponytail every single day? You should be able to wear a different hair number everyday of the week

      • Rasputia Latimore September 10, 2018

        Shut up. Why are u always on here? Get a job

      • Sandra September 11, 2018

        You were doing good until you questioned how many black woman are suffering from diabetes and obesity..
        The comparisons don’t count because a celebrity lifestyle permits you to live a different lifestyle so Janet should be measured against her peers, and although I have time for Janet, she’s had work done. Also. Angela Bassett, Gabriella Union, Naomi Campbell to name a few are either not far benhind or are older and look just as good if not better.

  5. len112 September 10, 2018

    You left off Fantasia’s performance , shame on you

    • Truth Dot Com September 10, 2018

      I was going to say the same thing.
      Fantasia actually Opened the show!
      But credibility is earned not given That Grape

  6. Biyenche September 10, 2018

    So glad they let Jazmine Sullivan do the tribute, she’s so much in comparison to Aretha and it just wouldn’t have been right without her. Good job BET

  7. Steph September 10, 2018

    Aretha Franklin tribute was EVERYTHING. Miss Ledisi was immaculate.

  8. Danzou is laughing at how TROLLMINE got exposed 7-31-18 with his FAKE modeling pictures. September 10, 2018

    Yeah I do remember he’s a joke with his multiple personalities, he doesn’t know when he’s coming or going, he is so far gone with his mental health issues. Here is the link to his FAKE modelling pictures I can’t stop laughing at it.

    • Rasputia Latimore September 10, 2018

      U stupid peasant shemale trash I am NOT Jasmine. That is my friend and she is very much all woman unlike u shemale trash. The JOKE is you because you bring her up everyday all day like she is your job. Get a job bum. She hasn’t even been on this site in days yet she is on your mind all the time. Those pics of her on that site are very real and you are jealous of her. U are the same tranny that was attacking her on her install and calling her racist till she blocked u. I got her back. The best revenge is silence and now each time u try to bait her into speaking to u all u get is silence. U only get to speak to me Rasputin (pronounced Rah-SPEW-Cha). You are the troll. I never said nothing about you pretending to be a dead man on this site for years. U were using KEITH COBAIN”s pics on this site for years until Jasmine verbally destroyed u. Now u are back hiding behind 20 troll accounts but I notice NOBODY wants to talk to u. U are pathetic! Go buy one of those bikinis bum b|tch and buy a case of Jasmine Monet wine too b|tch! I’m so proud of my girl Jasmine. She is out here hustling getting her money while u haters keep staying broke and mad. She is an accomplished author, wife, model, manager, and a new mom. The hate and jealousy from u is real but me and Jasmine are laughing at u pathetic heshe trash demon.

      • Rasputia Lattimore September 10, 2018

        I’m so sorry for being a fat w h o r e but once I have my s e x reassignment surgery I promise to become a better person. Who knows I might meet someone from Craigslist Afghanistan, wish me luck.

      • Rasputia Latimore September 10, 2018

        Get a job bum b|tch and stop impersonating me with your blurry copied pic. My pic is clear and urs ain’t. Back to the topic at hand. Congrats everyone! I love black excellence posts. Every time this white trash shemale demon comes for me I am going to write praises for black excellence. I know it is mad and seething because I verbally destroyed it, exposed that heshe for the racist white f.aggot peasant it truly is, and it tries for revenge every day only to slither away after I spew my toxic comments to it to put it where it belongs….in the gutter.

        It’s almost dark it better scurry to the public park where it sleeps before all the benches are taken and it has to sleep in the back woods again. Last time it got [email protected] back there in the woods but the [email protected] pulled out as soon as he saw how ugly it is. Busted ugly ass lice having stank b|tch.

      • Rasputia Lattimore September 11, 2018


      • Rasputia Lattimore is TIRED of white trash demon Danzou BEGGING to Eat Her Box and Impersonating her September 12, 2018


  9. Leb September 10, 2018

    I have just one thing to say

  10. Leb September 10, 2018

    Fantasia deserves a mention you bunch of f****

  11. Sandra September 11, 2018

    Although enjoyable they could’ve given KeKe Whyatt or Amber Riley one of Stephanie’s songs. I also would’ve liked to have herd Teyana Taylor sing a song and put some real gas on her vocals.
    Jazmine was solid but undersold on the song choice.

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