This Bad Gal is definitely doing her thing!
Rihanna is well-deserving to be honored. Not only has the Bajan Princess broke plenty of records with her new album Anti, but hit single ‘Work’ has been number one on the Billboard charts for four weeks! Not to mention, she is also an amazing fashion icon with out of this world collaborations.
During this year’s Black Girl Rock!, BET will be honoring the singer with the Rock Star Award.
The event, which takes place in Newark, N.J., and airs on BET, has become an annual celebration of black women in various aspects of entertainment, community service and philanthropy.
On Monday, Rihanna took to Twitter to express her thanks. “Thank you @BlackGirlsRock for this years’ Rock Star Award!! #BlackGirlsRockBET”
— Rihanna (@rihanna) March 14, 2016
The Grammy Award-winning singer’s fellow 2016 honorees include producer/writer Shonda Rhimes (Shot Caller Award), R&B icon Gladys Knight (Living Legend Award), The Walking Dead actress Danai Gurira (Star Power Award), actress/activist Amandla Stenberg (Young, Gifted and Black Award) and Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi. Actress Tracee Ellis Ross will host the event.
Black Girls Rock will be taped on April 1, and BET will premiere the event on April 5 @ 8 pm E.T. Be sure to tune in!
Written By: Marshay Rice