Roe v. Wade and gun violence take center stage at BET Awards

Taraji P. Henson opened the 2022 BET Awards addressing both

the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and gun violence.

Henson first thanked opening performer Lizzo for pledging $1 million

to Planned Parenthood before using the singer's song titled, "About Damn Time" to make a point.

"It's about damn time we step into our power," Henson said.

"It's about damn time we talk about the fact that guns have more rights than a woman. It's a sad day in America."

A weapon that can take lives has more power than a woman who can give life if she chooses to," Henson added.

That sentiment was on the minds of many women in the entertainment industry around the world.

At the Glastonbury music festival in England over the weekend, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish and several other artists