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Queen Latifah Says 'Racism Is Still Alive & Kicking' at VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2016

Queen Latifah Says 'Racism Is Still Alive & Kicking' at VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2016

Queen Latifah, Eve and Amber Rose strike a pose on the pink carpet while attending the 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens held at the David Geffen Hall on Monday (July 11) in New York City.

The three ladies were joined at the event by Keke Palmer, Orange Is The New Black stars Dascha Polanco, Lea DeLaria and Emma Myles, as well as models Chanel Iman and Winnie Harlow, LaLa Anthony, Laura Michelle Kelly and Power star Lela Loren.

“Listen, we all know our world is really tense right now,” Queen expressed during her honoree speech. “I’m hoping that we can somehow manage to channel all of these emotions that we have in a positive way, and really do something to change our world. I don’t care how much or things I have, or Puff has, or Missy has… If I go outside and try to hail a cab and he passes me for the white woman standing right there, that racism is still alive and kicking. And we have to change that. I’m not blaming the white lady, she needed a cab too. I’m just saying we need to change this attitude.”


Queen Latifah – ‘VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens’

FYI: Queen Latifah is wearing a custom Michael Costello gown.

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  • Harvey Bank

    The hip hop community has a violent reputation ,particularly rap. No cab driver wants to get shot. I doubt if Latifah takes cabs . She wants to keep the hate alive , red meet for her group.

  • Gina

    I doubt VERY much that the cab driver knew who she was. All he saw was a black lady. So stop reaching.

  • damian gonzales

    these people always are playing to be the poor victims.

  • damian gonzales

    these people always are playing to be the poor victims.