“I still feel like I’m growing, I’m still evolving,” she tells JaGurl TV “So this is a moment of great recognition as I continue in my career.”
Following the announcement, Cox expressed her excitement for the recognition of her musical talents and contributions on Twitter.
“What a journey this has been and such a beautiful way to celebrate 25 years in the business!” she tweets “I’m grateful for this recognition and all of your love and support over the years.”
When asked by JaGurl TV to define the word ‘icon’, Cox defines it as, “somebody that has contributed something really culture-changing, somebody who has contributed something that was unique and has a lot of staying power, and has made an impact.”
With two top 10 hits, “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here” and “We Can’t Be Friends,” and her 2007 GRAMMY-nominated album, Destination Moon, Cox is by far a true black musical icon.