Rihanna to be honoured at ‘Black Girls Rock!’ eventArchive
NEW YORK: Rihanna will be honoured at BET’s “Black Girls Rock!” awards.
The singer will receive the Rock Star Award at the annual event honouring black women, BET announced on Monday. “Black Girls Rock!” will tape April 1 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Centre in Newark, New Jersey. The show will air April 5 on BET.
Other honourees include writer-producer Shonda Rhimes, R&B icon Gladys Knight, “Walking Dead” star and playwright Danai Gurira and actress Amandla Stenberg. Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, will also be honored.
Tracee Ellis Ross, star of ABC’s “black-ish”, will host the event.
Published in Dawn, March 15th, 2016