Queen Latifah has been summoned to host BET’s Black Girls Rock this year. She will be returning to her hometown of Newark, NJ to host the ceremony on August 26th, Amsterdam News reports.
“Queen Latifah is the epitome of Black excellence, hip-hop royalty and Black girl magic,” said Beverly Bond, Black Girls Rock! founder and CEO in a statement. “She has been a longtime supporter of Black Girls Rock! and has been honored at both our televised and pre-televised shows. I’m so thrilled to welcome her back to the Black Girls Rock! stage as host.”
Queen Latifah expressed excitement about the evening of black excellence coming to her hometown.
“I’m happy it’s happening here in Newark,” the Grammy-nominated rapper said in a statement. I was born here and I always try to come home to let everyone know in Newark, Irvington, East Orange, Jersey City that we can dream and we can make those dreams reality.”
Black Girls Rock is set to air on September 9th on BET at 8 p.m.