Janelle Monáe had some blunt phrases and coarse signal language for the US Supreme Courtroom on Sunday whereas presenting onstage on the BET Awards in Los Angeles.
‘F*** you, Supreme Courtroom,’ mentioned Monáe, 36, whereas elevating her center finger in response to the excessive courtroom’s latest abortion case ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
Monáe after being launched by host Taraji P. Henson, 52, mentioned it was ‘superb’ to be on the Microsoft Theater ‘celebrating us.’
Coarse language: Janelle Monáe had some blunt phrases and coarse signal language for the US Supreme Courtroom on Sunday whereas presenting onstage on the BET Awards in Los Angeles
‘Completely satisfied Black Music Month, comfortable Delight to us, all of the gays in the home, howdy,’ mentioned Monáe, who got here out in April as non-binary on the Pink Desk Speak.
‘Anyway, I would like to offer a particular, particular shout out to Black girls, to Black queer artists, to Black nonbinary artists. These artists making artwork on our personal phrases, proudly owning our truths and expressing ourselves freely and unapologetically in a world that tries to regulate and police our our bodies, my physique, and our choices, my choices,’ Monáe mentioned earlier than cursing out the Supreme Courtroom.
Monáe went on to say that artists ‘should have fun our artwork by defending our rights and our truths’.
She then introduced the award for Finest Feminine R&B Pop Artist to Jazmine Sullivan, 35.
Award presenter: ‘Completely satisfied Black Music Month, comfortable Delight to us, all of the gays in the home, howdy,’ mentioned Monáe, who got here out in April as non-binary on the Pink Desk Speak
The winner: Monáe introduced the award for Finest Feminine R&B Pop Artist to Jazmine Sullivan
Sullivan in her acceptance speech spoke on to males and requested for his or her assist in mild of the Supreme Courtroom’s ruling on Friday in Dobbs v. Jackson Ladies’s Well being Group that declared the US Structure doesn’t confer any proper to abortion, overturning Roe v. Wade and Deliberate Parenthood v. Casey.
‘We want you all. We want y’all to face up. Get up for us. Get up with us. You probably have ever benefitted from a girl making one of many hardest choices of her life, to terminate her being pregnant. You must be standing with us. This isn’t only a girl’s problem. That is all people’s problem,’ Sullivan mentioned.
‘We want your help greater than ever, okay, fellas. Y’all obtained us? We have got y’all. You all have gotten us?,’ she added.
Looking for help: ‘We want you all. We want y’all to face up. Get up for us. Get up with us. You probably have ever benefitted from a girl making one of many hardest choices of her life, to terminate her being pregnant. You must be standing with us. This isn’t only a girl’s problem. That is all people’s problem,’ Sullivan mentioned
Many celebrities have been utilizing their platform to talk out towards the Supreme Courtroom’s determination that rolled again almost 5 a long time of a girls’s proper to get an abortion.
On the Glastonbury Competition within the UK on Saturday evening, singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo, 18, name-checked the 5 conservative justices who voted to overturn Roe v Wade, saying: ‘This tune goes out to the justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, and Brett Kavanaugh.’
She then known as British pop star Lily Allen, 37, to the stage, and the 2 carried out her 2009 hit F*** You.
Justices name-checked: On the Glastonbury Competition within the UK on Saturday evening, singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo, 18, name-checked the 5 conservative justices who voted to overturn Roe v Wade
Rodrigo flipped the center finger as she stood on stage, earlier than saying: ‘We hate you guys!’ because the pair launched into the expletive-filled tune.
New Zealand singer Lorde, 25, additionally screamed ‘F*** the Supreme Courtroom’ throughout her efficiency at Glastonbury Competition.
It’ll now be as much as every particular person state to find out whether or not to legalize homosexual marriage, and at the least 18 states have now banned abortions – and the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-choice analysis group, has mentioned that 26 states are ‘sure or possible’ to ban the process.
UK pageant: New Zealand singer Lorde, 25, additionally screamed ‘F*** the Supreme Courtroom’ throughout her efficiency at Glastonbury Competition
Monáe surprised upon arrival on the awards ceremony in a see-through black outfit.
She wore a sleeveless multi-strap gown with a bandeau prime, triangular cutouts and an extended sheer skirt.
The gown additionally featured a black rose centerpiece and an extended prepare.
All-black outfit: The 36-year-old singer wore a black sleeveless multi-strap gown with a bandeau prime, triangular cutouts and an extended sheer skirt
Again rose: The gown additionally featured a black rose centerpiece and an extended prepare
Seeing by: The sheer skirt trailed behind Janelle as she walked the carpet
Henson was on internet hosting duties for a second 12 months in a row throughout the dwell awards present.
Established in 2001, the Black Leisure Tv community (BET) awards have fun African American stars in music, performing, sports activities and different fields of leisure over the previous 12 months.
In a latest interview, Henson spoke in regards to the significance of the BET Awards, and the way they’ve championed her all through her profession.
Hair up: Janelle had her blonde hair up in a messy bun
‘Regardless of how massive I get in my profession, irrespective of how excessive my star could rise, I’ll always remember my neighborhood,’ she advised Essence, speaking about ceremony.
‘The neighborhood is who advised Hollywood, “Hey, take note of her.”‘
Henson additionally advised Selection how this 12 months’s present will give attention to celebrating Hollywood’s Black males, after saluting trailblazing Black girls final 12 months.
Award presenter: Janelle was a presenter on the BET Awards held at Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles
‘For me, it is all about steadiness,’ Henson defined. ‘We shone a lightweight on the unbelievable Black girls, and this 12 months we have to uplift our males.’
That may together with honoring Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, 52, with the BET Lifetime Achievement Award.
‘He is getting his flowers,’ she joked. ‘I believed it will be an awesome alternative to elevate him up and to elevate up all these males that he’s impressed and those that have impressed him.’
Pop award: The singer strutted the carpet at Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles
2022 BET Awards Winners and Nominees
Finest Feminine R&B/Pop Artist
Jazmine Sullivan – WINNER
Mary J. Blige
Summer season Walker
Finest Male R&B/Pop Artist
Bruno Mars Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic)
Chlöe x Halle
Lil Child & Lil Durk
Dolph & Key Glock
‘Essence,’ Wizkid Feat. Justin Bieber & Tems – WINNER
‘Each Probability I Get,’ DJ Khaled Feat. Lil Child & Lil Durk
‘Household Ties,’ Child Keem & Kendrick Lamar
‘Kiss Me Extra,’ Doja Cat Feat. SZA
‘Means 2 Attractive,’ Drake Feat. Future & Younger Thug
‘Complete Lotta Cash (Remix),’ BIA Feat. Nicki Minaj
Finest Feminine Hip Hop Artist
Megan Thee Stallion
Finest Male Hip Hop Artist
Video of the 12 months
‘Household Ties,’ Child Keem & Kendrick Lamar
‘Have Mercy,’ Chlöe
‘Kiss Me Extra,’ Doja Cat Feat. SZA
‘Strain,’ Ari Lennox
‘Smokin Out The Window,’ Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic) ‘Means 2 Attractive,’ Drake Feat. Future & Younger Thug
Video Director of the 12 months
Anderson .Paak A.Ok.A. Director .Paak
Beyoncé & Dikayl Rimmasch
Finest New Artist
Benny The Butcher
Latto – WINNER
Album of the 12 months
‘An Night with Silk Sonic,’ Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak (Silk Sonic)
‘Again Of My Thoughts,’ H.E.R.
‘Name Me If You Get Misplaced,’ Tyler, The Creator
‘Licensed Lover Boy,’ Drake
‘Donda,’ Kanye West
‘Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe,’ Jazmine Sullivan
‘Planet Her,’ Doja Cat
Finest Worldwide Act
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Fireboy DML (Nigeria)
Little Simz (UK)
Main League DJz (South Africa)
Tems (Nigeria) – WINNER
‘Candyman’ ‘King Richard’
‘Respect’ ‘Area Jam: A New Legacy’
‘Summer season of Soul’ ‘The Tougher They Fall’
Adrian Holmes, ‘Bel-Air’
Anthony Anderson, ‘Black-Ish’
Damson Idris, ‘Snowfall’
Denzel Washington, ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’
Forest Whitaker, ‘Respect’ and ‘Godfather of Harlem’
Jabari Banks, ‘Bel-Air’ Sterling Ok. Brown, ‘This Is Us’
Will Smith, ‘King Richard’
Aunjanue Ellis, ‘King Richard’
Coco Jones, ‘Bel-Air’
Issa Rae, ‘Insecure’
Jennifer Hudson, ‘Respect’
Mary J. Blige, ‘Energy Ebook II: Ghost’
Queen Latifah, ‘The Equalizer’
Quinta Brunson, ‘Abbott Elementary’
Regina King, ‘The Tougher They Fall’
Zendaya, ‘Euphoria’ and ‘Spider-Man: No Means Residence’
Marsai Martin – WINNER
Sportswoman of the 12 months Award
Sportsman of the 12 months Award
Lebron James Stephen Curry
Dr. Bobby Jones Finest Gospel/Inspirational Award
‘All In Your Arms,’ Marvin Sapp
‘Come To Life,’ Kanye West
‘Grace,’ Kelly Worth
‘Hallelujah,’ Fred Hammond
‘Maintain Us Collectively (Hope Combine),’ H.E.R. & Tauren Wells
‘Jireh,’ Elevation Worship & Maverick Metropolis Music
‘We Win,’ Lil Child X Kirk Franklin – WINNER
‘Finest Of Me (Originals),’ Alicia Keys
‘Good Morning Beautiful,’ Mary J. Blige – WINNER
‘Have Mercy,’ Chlöe ‘Strain,’ Ari Lennox
‘Roster,’ Jazmine Sullivan
‘Unloyal,’ Summer season Walker & Ari Lennox
‘Lady,’ Doja Cat