Mariah Carey, Kelly Rowland, & Jennifer Hudson Honor Women at ‘Black Girls Rock!’

Mariah Carey and Patti LaBelle

It was ladies’ night as BET taped its “Black Girls Rock!” special at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Saturday. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, the star-studded evening celebrated the positive images of women of color.

This year’s performers included Janelle Monáe, Patti LaBelle, Ledisi, Alice Smith, and Kelly Rowland, who was joined by Sevyn Streeter and Eve on a remix to her latest single “Gone.”

“@kellyrowland def the big sis I never had! She murdered BGR tonight!” tweeted Sevyn, who penned “Gone.”

Jennifer Hudson debuted a new short ‘do while performing her Pharrell-produced single “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel).”

Mariah Carey, who recently recovered from a painful injury, ditched her sling and bared her midriff while presenting her godmother Patti LaBelle with the Living Legend Award.

See all these moments and more when “Black Girls Rock!” airs on Sunday, November 3, at 7 p.m.



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25 Comments

  1. kate

    mariah is not black she is white. wow kelly is so beautiful

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    Real 20 Reply:

    @kate, she’s half black smh her father is

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    MariahCarey Reply:

    @Real 20, Thank you. Enough said. Ignorant people simply going by the pigmentation of ones skin.

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    Mashonda Reply:

    @Real 20, Mariah is only about 1/4 black. I never once heard her say she was a proud African American woman or call herself a black woman. She didn’t start going around black people til it became convenient for her music career. That was when she begun collaborating with some of the hottest black rappers during that time, back in the day. Back when her music career was on fire. That is why I can’t help but ask myself sometimes when I see her at events as the one in question, Mariah’s black?! lol

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    Sushi Reply:

    @Mashonda, Is it because that she’s white, you don’t consider her black? And that her father’s skin color is black, you consider her dad black, but Mariah 1/4th because of the skin color that she represent?

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    Sushi Reply:

    @kate, She’s half-black from her father’s side you uneducated kate-crotch.

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    key Reply:

    @kate, mariah white? which planet are u coming from? poor thing

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    Evan Reply:

    @kate, Mariah is half black

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  2. Daniel

    Can’t wait to watch Kelly perform

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  3. Kyle

    Kelly+Sevyn+Eve=ONE HOT COLLABO! I can’t wait to see that. Everyone looks amazing.

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  4. nick

    Oh my God! I hope kelly releases this remix asap + a video now. Kelly please. This sounds so good. It would be a big hit and possibly perform it on xfactor. Can’t wait.

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  5. KharyL

    Mariah looks like she’s been drinking from the fountain of beauty and youth just hot

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  6. Pinq

    I would hate to hear Mariah’s voice when she hits pattis she. Her vocals are already hanging by a thin thread.

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    Pinq Reply:

    @Pinq, patties age

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  7. P

    Idk why every so angry at Mariah. All she does is sing songs, break records, make history, influence a generation, live her life and look pretty doing it. I’m not a Stan, but darn. Let the lady live. And admit she amazing. Even on her worst day, she’s still accomplished more than MOST.

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    DRB Reply:

    @P, Absolute death at this comment

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  8. P

    Meanwhile, everyone looks amazing… Black is truly beautiful. Patti looks so young and healthy.

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  9. Shutterbug

    Are you saying other girls don’t rock? I think they should change the name of this to “Girls Rock!” next year…let’s not be prejudiced.

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    educated Reply:

    @Shutterbug, no -_-

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  10. darlin

    Mariah carey is so beutiful and she is not black!

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  11. MayZiin

    @darlin Mariah’s father is Black so she is fucking mixed why would she be there otherwise ugh ?????

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  12. Mon88

    everyone looks nice mimi looks good she needs to keep that botched tummy tuck covered tho lol

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  13. Mzee

    Wow,lookin beautiful Ladies. I love me sum Ms Kelly

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  14. pzamazed

    mariah carey is white. she hand a nervous breakdown, she could not accept her black side. her dad is cuban that make her 1/4 black. she is one those that will say she is black. so call her what she calls herself.

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  15. dccarr90

    Correction. She identifies as a light skinned black woman in an interview with The Guardian Magazine back in 08 or 09.

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