BET Awards: Jazmine Sullivan, Mary J. Blige, Marsai Martin Among Winners
Stars at the 2022 BET Awards didn’t shy away from addressing the recent
Supreme Court decision to reverse the Roe v. Wade ruling at Sunday night’s ceremony.
The show kicked off with host Taraji P. Henson, presenter Janelle Monae and
best female R&B/pop artist winner Jazmine Sullivan all criticizing the move within the first 17 minutes of the show.
Guns have more rights than a woman,” Henson said in her monologue.
It’s a sad day in America. A weapon that can take
lives has more power than woman who can give life, if she chooses to.”
Monae gave the middle finger and said, “Fuck you, Supreme Court” (the swear
word was censored, but the gesture was not), while Sullivan called on males to support females in fighting for their rights.