BET Awards 2022: Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson & More Open Up About US Abortion Verdict
Janelle Monae and Jazmine Sullivan were some of the big stars
using the BET Awards stage to strongly criticize the Supreme Court’s recent decision to
strip away women’s constitutional protection for abortion.
Henson took the stage as the show’s host on Sunday
with an uplifting message about “Black excellence” before she launched
into the court’s overturning of the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling last week.
The actor took the stage after Lizzo opened the show
with a flute solo in a glittery-gold outfit performing her single “About Damn Time.”
Janelle Monae held up her middle finger toward the Supreme Court before she introduced nominees for best female R&B/pop artist.