The three-time NAACP Award-winning show on BET is an annual awards show shining a light on the many accomplishments and contributions of influential Black women and girls. It celebrates women of color in entertainment, entrepreneurship, and more.
Pre-show, Bold TV Guest Host Lyndsay Christian interviewed celebrities on the red carpet to get their thoughts on what it means to be BOLD!
“You are willing to take risks,” said Angela Yee, “The Breakfast Club” radio personality and business owner. “Sometimes it’s hard for us to think about investing into different things, and potentially, it not working out. But, it’s really important for us to do that because without those failures, sometimes we wouldn’t have some of our greatest successes.”
Merle Dandridge, actress in “Greenleaf” on the OWN network said:
“Bold means to know your God-given gifts, to know your God-given purpose, and to step boldly in that with assurance…Knowing that, if you’re leading with integrity and generosity, and you are empowered, and know who you are, that you can be loud and strong and confident.”
Hosted by Queen Latifah, the show kicks-off with a rousing tribute to Aretha Franklin by “American Idol” alumnus Fantasia Barrino. Following the performance, a star-studded line-up of presenters and performers deliver, keeping the audience on the edge of its seat.
This year, Black Girls Rock is celebrating Janet Jackson, Naomi Campbell, Lena Waithe, Judith Jamison, Mary J. Blige and Tarana Burke for their outstanding contributions to music, dance, television and social activism, respectively. Black Girls Rock airs tonight on BET at 8PM/7c! Tune into our LIVE red carpet coverage on our Facebook page!
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