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Tina Lawson Will Be Honored At ESSENCE Festival + VH1 Salutes Missy Elliot At Hip Hop Honors + Usher, Future & More Set To Take Over BET Awards

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Tina Knowles Lawson and Missy Elliot will be receiving their flowers while they can still smell them. Get the deets on the two YBF chicks being recognized for their extraordinary works, plus deets on who’s hitting the stage at this year’s BET Awards inside…

Before we get into how Tina Knowles Lawson will be recognized with an inspirational award, we must address all this slayage she's been serving up. She is looking extra snatched! She's definitely making 60+ look beyond fab and giving young chicks a run for their money.

Beyonce& Solange’s mom will be honored with the first ever “Inspiring Leadership Award” during the 2016 ESSENCE Festival on Sunday, July 3rd. The presentation will take place on the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience stage during the annual all-star Gospel Tribute at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

The fashion designer, author and philanthropist will be recognized for her years as a pioneer in the entertainment industry and for providing leadership, mentorship and inspiration to many.

Congrats Mama Tina!

Another YBF chick being honored....

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Rap pioneer Missy Elliot will also be honored at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens event, joining honoree Queen Latifah.

We told you this year’s event comes with a twist. After a six-year hiatus, the Hip Hop Honors 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.

Missy has been slaying the rap game for nearly three decades winning five GRAMMYs as a producer, songwriter, singer and rapper. The VA native has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and helped mold the Hip Hop world. Not only that, all six of Missy’s studio albums have been RIAA platinum certified or better, making her the only female rapper to have achieved this feat. Work!

Be sure to tune in to the VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens event when it airs live Monday, July 11th at 9pm EST from NYC.

Deets on another awards show....

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We’re weeks away from the 2016 BET Awards. And the network just announced additional performers to this year’s line up.

R&B crooners Usher and Bryson Tiller along with rapper Future have been tapped to hit the stage for performances, joining previously announced artists Alicia Keys and Maxwell.

BET has a special Prince tribute scheduled that will star Janelle Monae, The Roots, D’Angelo and Sheila E who will be paying homage to the Purple One after his untimely death back in April.

In addition to this line-up, there's going to be a secret performer! Find out who it is by using the hashtag #BETAwardsReveal on Twitter and Facebook. Once the hashtag is used, your social avatar paired with thousands of other BET Awards fans will reveal a photo of the must-see performer, if that's your thing.

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“black•ish” stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross will return to co-host the event this year. And we can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeves this year.

The presenters list includes: DJ Khaled, Gabrielle Union, Tinashe, Fantasia, Regina Hall, BET’s “Music Moguls” (Damon Dash, Birdman, Jermaine Dupri and Snoop Dog), Aja Naomi King, Nate Parker, Terrence J, Morris Chestnut, J.B. Smoove, Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps, the cast of BET's New Edition Biopic (Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Algee Smith, Keith Powers and Woody McClain) and BET’s “F in Fabulous” cast.

ClickHERE to see which of your faves are in the running for a BET Award.

The highly anticipated awards show airs live on Sunday, June 26th from the Microsoft Theater in L.A. at 8pm EST.

 

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