Black Girls ROCK! 2016 airs tomorrow night (April 5) on BET, and the show will no doubt inspire and empower anyone viewing at home.
On the red carpet, we got to catch a good look at the dazzling ladies in attendance, from Monica and her camera-shy little girl, to Jazmine Sullivan, actress Teyonah Parris, the legendary Gladys Knight herself, and, of course, this year’s Rock Star honoree, Rihanna.
During the lavish ceremony, Rih-Rih thanked Black Girls Rock!organizers for honoring women of color. “Thank you so much for celebrating us in a world that doesn’t celebrate us enough,” she said (via Associated Press). “The minute you learn to love yourself you will not want to be anybody else.”
“Role model is not the title they like to give me…(but) I think I can inspire a lot of young women to be themselves and that is half the battle,” she added. “Hopefully one day I’ll be raising my own little black girl who rocks.”
Check out some of the best looks from the ladies on the Black Girls ROCK! red carpet.