Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’

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Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Janet Jackson receives the Rock Star Award

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Mary J. Blige receives the Star Power Award

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Tarana Burke receives the Community Change Agent Award

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Actress Lena Waithe receives teh Shot Caller Award

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Queen Latifah hosts this year's celebration!

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Misty Copeland -

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Raheem DeVaughn -

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Jazmine Sullivan came to SLAY! She looks gorgeous!

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Naturi Naughton -

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Ciara looks stunning!

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Victory -

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Donshea Hopkins - aka Raina from Power and Bobby Christina from The Bobby Brown Story -

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Ava Duvernay sparkles

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Tamia -

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Storm Reid -

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Kyla Pratt -

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Yolanda Adams and Daughter -

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Bazaar Royale and Beverly Bond -

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Singer LLoyd showing his support of Black Girls Rock -

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Lil Mama looking exotically beautiful

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Amandla Stenberg

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Merle Dandridge -

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Deborah Joy Winans -

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Vanessa Fraction -

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Rhapsody -

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

Janet Jackson, Mary J. and others slay the red carpet at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
The Janet Jackson, honoree

NEWARK, NJ - August 26: Black Girls Rock at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Newark, NJ, USA. (Photo by: Aaron J. / RedCarpetImages.net)

“Black Girls Rock!” — the annual award show created by Beverly Bond to honor and celebrate extraordinary Black women — will return to BET Sunday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. (EST).  The event will be hosted by none other than a true queen, Queen Latifah, and viewers can already expect royalty to reign supreme throughout the evening.

Fans also can expect another inspirational celebration of several phenomenal Black women of our time. These amazing women are being honored as pioneers, trailblazers and change-makers and for making an impact not only on their communities but also the world. This year’s honorees include:

  • Rock Star Award: Entertainer extraordinaire Janet Jackson
  • Star Power Award: R&B singer Mary J. Blige
  • Living Legend Award: Iconic dancer and choreographer Judith Jamison
  • Black Girl Magic Award: Supermodel Naomi Campbell,
  • Shot Caller Award: Actress Lena Waithe
  • Community Change Agent Award: Community activist instrumental in the #MeToo movement Tarana Burke

We caught up with celebrities on the red carpet before this year’s show to get a glimpse at the fashions they were wearing. Many were absolutely stunning and shined bright like a diamond. We’ll let you be the judge. Check them out, and let us know what you think. Leave your remarks in the comments.

Porsha Monique
Porsha Monique

Media Maven. Celebrity Interviewer. Entertainment Journalist. Social Influencer. Passionate Writer. Follow my journey on FB @PorshaMonique and IG @iAmPorshaMonique

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