Rihanna honors Mary J Blige at 2019 BET Awards
Rihanna attended 2019 BET Awards to present Mary J Blige, one of the most prominent artists in hip-hop and r&b, with BET Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award show took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Rihanna looked amazing with her hair tied up and all-leather all-Fenty outfit.
If you want to learn more about her hair, E!News interviewed her hairstylist, Yusef Williams.
During the show Rihanna was definitely feeling Lizzo’s energetic performance. It did not go unnoticed by Lizzo herself.
After the show Rihanna was spotted heading to Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Santa Monica. She hosted a private dinner and invited 15 guests there. See photos below of her rocking…of course, Fenty.
You can watch and read Rihanna’s speech below. Receiving the award, Mary J Blige said: ”I don’t think you know how much I love and respect you. I’m a huge fan and you inspire me right back.”
What’s the 411? With one simple question, Uptown Records’ youngest female artist, Mary J. Blige, introduced herself to the world with a brand new vibe. Forever aligning the worlds of hip hop and R&B, she changed the game with her unique sound. And that Mary J style — the backwards cap, the knee pads, the baggy jerseys … y’all know the Mary J. look. And then she took it there … with those thigh-high boots.
And then there are the awards and the accolades. And making history as the first person ever nominated for an Oscar in an acting and music category in the same year.
Happy Mary. Sad Mary. Mad Mary. No more drama Mary. Dancing Mary. We’re here for all of it.
Mary J. Blige: you have set the bar for relatable, timeless, classic music. You opened multiple doors for female artists in this industry. And on behalf of all the women [who] came after you — like myself — thank you for being you so we can feel comfortable being ourselves.
Thank you for pouring your soul into every track and giving us a song for every feeling. Thank you for showing us that love is all that we need. But we didn’t know how much we actually needed you.
Ladies and gentlemen, get on your feet right now. The recipient of the 2019 BET Lifetime Achievement Award: the undeniable Queen of hip-hop and R&B, Mary J. Blige.”
Rihanna posted on her IG stories video of her, Melissa and Jah Jah singing Be Without You, one of Mary J Blige’s biggest hits.
Rihanna via IG stories pic.twitter.com/QYGSs6ksRE— Rihanna Navy (@rihannanavy) 24 czerwca 2019
Two black and successful Queens stanning and appreciating each other is the content we all signed up for.
To see more photos of Rihanna attending the show, head over to JustJared.