Queen Latifah Will Receive the 2021 BET Lifetime Achievement Award


It is that time of year again, the 2021 BET Awards has circled back to give us a night of honoring Black culture. Hosted by actor, filmmaker and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson, the show will be full of Black music, fashion, and heart warming acceptance speeches from our favorites. 

“For more than 20 years, the BET Awards have been a celebration of Black creativity, art and excellence,” said Taraji P. Henson. “Returning live, this year’s show will be unlike anything we have ever seen before, and I am honored to be sharing the stage with so many powerful and prolific women in music and entertainment. The BET Awards will once again be at the forefront of Black culture.”

As of right now the performance line up has not been announced but we have been informed of which celebrities will be honored in a major way. One of the celebrities of the night is none other than Queen Latifah, who will be honored by BET with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. This is perfect as this years theme is “Year Of The Black Woman” to celebrate and honor their immense impact on the culture.

“Black women have been essential drivers of change throughout history, from the political sphere to the cultural zeitgeist,” said Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET. “The BET AWARDS is the ultimate celebration of Black culture, and we are looking forward to spotlighting and celebrating Black women during this year’s show, recognizing them for everything they’ve accomplished and applauding them for what’s to come.” The BET Awards is truly #CulturesBiggestNight!

The 2021 “BET Awards” airs LIVE on BET on Sunday, June 27 at 8:00 PM, ET/PT.