Announced Monday, Rihanna will be honored at BET’s “Black Girls Rock!” awards. The singer will receive the Rock Star Award at the annual event honoring black women. “Black Girls Rock!” will tape April 1 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey. The show will air April 5 on BET.
“Black Girls Rock!” is an annual celebration of black women which hopes to “change the world by empowering black girls to lead, innovate, and serve. Tracee Ellis Ross is scheduled to host the awards, which has honored the likes of Taraji P. Henson, Queen Latifah, and Patti LaBelle in the past.
Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, will also be honored.