Ashanti attends the arrivals at VH1's Hip Hop Honors at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center on Monday, July 11, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)

VH1 Hip Hop Honors Recap: 8 Most Memorable Moments

vh1-hip-hop-honors-2016-performancesMonday night’s VH1 Hip Hop Honors made sure to re-introduce itself with a bang to make up for its six-year hiatus, and the Queens of Hip Hop came out in their numbers to be honored and to pay tribute to those who paved the way for them.

Just in case you missed the show, we’ve got the highlights. Here are the 8 most memorable moments of the 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors.


1: Missy Elliott Uplifts Her Fellow Female MCs

As she stood to accept her honor, music mogul Missy Elliott hailed her fellow Queens and sisters in rap music, and shouted out the late Princess of R&B, Aaliyah.

2: Naughty by Nature Take the Stage

Rap veterans Naughty by Nature paid a musical tribute to honoree Queen Latifah

3: Darnell Moore and Alicia Garza of the Black Lives Matter Movement Make an appearance

Black Lives Matter activists Darnell Moore and Alicia Garza kicked off the proceedings with a powerful message.

4: Michelle Obama Shouts Out Queen Latifah and Missy Elliott

The First Lady wasn’t to be left out of paying tribute to the Queens of Hip Hop

5: Salt-N-Pepa Shout Out The Parents Who Lost Their Children to Police Brutality

Honorees Salt-N-Pepa took time to mention the grieving mothers of the young men and women who have lost their lives through race-related gun violence

6: Little Kim Talks About Police Brutality

During her honoree speech, the diminutive rapper with the big voice and even bigger presence made mention of the all-time-high that police brutality has escalated to.

7: The Queen Herself Takes the Mic, and States That Racism is Still Alive and Well

Queen Latifah mixed no words when it came to calling out racists.

8: Common Commends Black Activists Past and Present

Rapper Common had some uplifting words for black activists and women of color, and even called on Queen Latifah to run for President.

By: Danielle Dixon

Follow her on Twitter: @tooprettydani

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