Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Jazmine Sullivan were some of the big stars using the BET Awards
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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.
“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,”
said Henson, thanking Lizzo who along with Live Nation recently donated $1 million in tour proceeds to Planned Parenthood.
“A weapon that can take lives has more power than a woman that can give life – if she chooses to.”
Janelle Monae held up her middle finger toward the Supreme Court before she introduced nominees for best female R&B/pop artist.
Her speech earned a standing applause at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
“These artists are making art on our own terms, owning our truths and expressing ourselves
freely and unapologetically in a world that tries to control and police our bodies, my body and our decisions, my body,”