Queen Latifah Brings Up Racism At The VH1 Hip Hop Awards
|Queen Latifah Brings Up Racism At The VH1 Hip Hop Awards|
Latifah told the audience, "All of these queens in this building, we built hip hop. We built hip hop. And there’s no way that I can allow us to be erased from the history or the future of hip hop.” Latifah, Missy Elliott, Lil' Kim and Salt-N-Pepa along with DJ Spinderella, were all honored last night.
It’s a lot of angst. It’s a lot of hurt. A lot of pain,” she said. “I’m hoping that we can somehow manage to channel all of these emotions that we have in a positive way by not taking ’no’ and really do something to change our world.
"I don't care how much or things I have, or Puff 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. And I'm not blaming the white lady, she needed a cab too." She added, "Listen we all know the world, that our world, is really tense right now.
I'm hoping that we can somehow manage to channel all of these emotions that we have in a positive way."