“Black Girls Rock!”  not only surprised us this year with several powerhouse performances from Glady’s Knight, Jazmine Sullivan & Ms. Lauryn Hill, but also extremely powerful speeches from honorees like actress Amandla Stenberg , Shonda Rhimes & Rihanna.


The diva studded ceremony was hosted by the gorgeous and ever so funny actress, Tracee Ellis Ross. She kicked off the show with a rendition of Beyoncé’s “Formation”


jazsull“All girls rock, black girls…we just on another level.”

The “Work” singer gave a very transparent  empowering speech while accepting the Rock Star Award. “Thank you so much for celebrating us in a world that doesn’t celebrate us enough,” she also added that receiving this particular award was a “very important moment” in her life & encouraged young girls to love themselves.