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Stars use BET Awards phase to find fault with Roe v. Wade ruling

Stars use BET Awards phase to find fault with Roe v. Wade ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae with every one other accompanied by Jazmine Sullivan were some of the large stars using the BET Awards phase to strongly find fault with the Supreme Court's recent decision to strip away women's constitutional defence for abortion.

Henson took the phase while the show's host on Sunday accompanied by an uplifting message concerning "Black excellence" earlier to she launched into the court's overturning of the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling last week. The performer took the phase following Lizzo opened the show performing her single "About Damn Time."

"It's concerning damn hour dated we talk concerning the fact that guns have additional rights than a woman. It's a sad day inside America," said Henson, thanking Lizzo who down accompanied by Live Nation not long ago donated $1 million inside tour proceeds to Planned Parenthood. "A weapon that tin lay clasp of lives has additional ability than a woman that tin present with existence – if she chooses to."

Janelle Monae held up her centre digitthumb in the direction of the Supreme Court earlier to she introduced nominees for finest feminine R&B/pop artist. Her speech earned a standing applause at the Microsoft Theater inside Los Angeles.

"These artists are making art on our own terms, owning our truths with every one other accompanied by expressing ourselves freely with every one other accompanied by unapologetically inside a world that tries to jurisdiction with every one other accompanied by police our bodies, my body with every one other accompanied by our decisions, my body," said the singer, who too paid homage to the LGBTQ+ community. "(explicit) you Supreme Court. I know we're celebrating us just now while we should. We completely deserve to commemorate — mainly now we should commemorate our art by protecting our just with every one other accompanied by our truths."

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Afterwards, Monae introduced Sullivan while the category's winner — who made a plea to men for their support of women.

"It's a firm hour dated for us," Sullivan said. "I want to speak straight to the men: We need y'all. We need y'all to stand up, stand up for us, stand up accompanied by us. If you've at some time benefitted from a woman making one of the toughest decisions of her life, which is to terminate a pregnancy, you need to exist standing. This is not fair a woman issue. This is everybody's issue. We need your support additional than ever."

Doja Cat entered the show while the leading nominee accompanied by six. The chart-topping performer is up for finest feminine R&B-pop artist, finest feminine hip-hop artist, album of the year for her No. 1 hit "Planet Her" with every one other accompanied by BET Her for "Woman." Her "Kiss Me More" accompanied by SZA is nominated for video of the year with every one other accompanied by finest collaboration.

Sean "Diddy" Combs will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award — one of the highest honors at the ceremony. The music mogul is the originator of Bad Boy Records, has his own television network, vogue dash with every one other accompanied by is a three-time Grammy winner who has worked accompanied by a slew of top-tier artists including Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, Usher, Lil Kim, Faith Evans with every one other accompanied by 112.

Drake with every one other accompanied by Ari Lennox were the second-most nominated acts, scoring quartet nods each. Three nominations went to some others including Baby Keem, Silk Sonic, Chloe Bailey, Future, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Ye (formerly known while Kanye West), Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby, Mary J. Blige with every one other accompanied by Tems.

Performers include Lil Wayne, Chance the Rapper, Ella Mai, Roddy Ricch with every one other accompanied by Kirk Franklin.

The winners inside the 19 categories, including film with every one other accompanied by sports awards, are selected by BET's Voting Academy, comprised of entertainment professionals with every one other accompanied by fans.

Stars use BET Awards phase to find fault with Roe v. Wade ruling

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