Rihanna to be honored at BET’s ‘Black Girls Rock!’

Posted on Mar 14 2016 - 7:01pm by

Rihanna will be honored at BET’s “Black Girls Rock!” awards.

The singer will receive the Rock Star Award at the annual event honoring black women, BET announced Monday.

“Black Girls Rock!” will tape April 1 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey. The show will air April 5 on BET.

Rihanna is slated to get the Rock Star Award at the BET’s ‘Black Girls Rock!’ awards ceremony.Scott Legato/FilmMagic

Rihanna is slated to get the Rock Star Award at the BET’s ‘Black Girls Rock!’ awards ceremony.

Other honorees include writer-producer Shonda Rhimes, R&B icon Gladys Knight, “Walking Dead” star and playwright Danai Gurira and actress Amandla Stenberg.

Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, will also be honored.

‘The Walking Dead’ star and playwright Danai Gurira is among the other nominees.Gene Page/AMC

‘The Walking Dead’ star and playwright Danai Gurira is among the other nominees.

Tracee Ellis Ross, star of ABC’s “black-ish,” will host the event.

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