After taking a six year break, VH1 Hip Hop Honors is returning and plans to honor the women in hip hop who have made a real impact in the one time all male dominated industry.

When thinking of femcee’s who kicked down the doors of hip hip to make their mark, Queen Latifah definitely comes to mind, which is why it is so fitting that the Queen will receive a special tribute during the show.


Check out the announcement below:


 VH1 announced today that multifaceted superstar Queen Latifah is the first legendary artist being honored at VH1 HIP HOP HONORS: ALL HAIL THE QUEENS. Latifah will also serve as an executive producer of the upcoming event through Flavor Unit, marking an ongoing collaboration with VH1 after the success of the one-hour special DEAR MAMA earlier this year.


After a six-year hiatus, the revered VH1 HIP HOP HONORS is back celebrating the best and brightest in hip hop with a twist. This year’s live event will pay homage to the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters who led a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today. The other hugely influential female artists being honored will be announced later this week.




A true trailblazer in the world of hip hop, Queen Latifah has earned acclaim in all facets of her career. She is one of music’s most well respected rappers and has earned six Grammy nominations as well as a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rap Performance in 1994.


Also known for her incredible singing ability, in 2005, she was nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album and in 2008 she was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. As an actor, Latifah received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Mama Morton in Miramax’s Chicago and a SAG Award win for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for her role in Bessie. She has also won a Golden Globe and been nominated for two Emmys.



The ceremony is set to air in the states on Monday, July 11th at 9PM ET.



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