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Erykah Badu, Niecy Nash, Ciara, H.E.R., Issa Rae & More SHOW OUT At This Year's #BlackGirlsRock!

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The melanin queens were front-and-center for this year's Black Girls Rock! show, honoring uber FAB chicks - Ciara, H.E.R., Angela Bassett, Regina King and more. Find out what awards they were honored with, plus everyone's red carpet looks inside...

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It's that time of year again to celebrate all things black women.

BET Networks and Beverly Bond, CEO/Executive Producer/Creator of BLACK GIRLS ROCK teamed up for their annual celebration of black celebrities, activists, influencers, and more. This year's event was taped at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, NJ, hosted by Emmy-nominated actress Niecy Nash.

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"Claws" actress Niecy Nash was decked out in a pink power suit before she hit the stage to get on her hosting duties.

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“I am thrilled to host this year’s BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards," Niecy said in a press release. “We are celebrating Black women who serve the world with style, grace, class and sass! Our honorees are truly shining bright. In a room full of Black girl magic anything could happen! This is going to be an amazing event!”

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Of course, the "When They See Us" star stopped for some red carpet selfies to go up on social media.

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To continue her glow up year, Ciara made her way to the show to receive the Rock Star Award.

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The "America's Most Musical Family" judge slayed a silver, sparkly off-the-shoulder Zuhair Murad couture gown that she accessorized with Norman Silverman jewelry.

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H.E.R. stayed true to her signature style.

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The "Focus" singer posed it up in a custom Dapper Dan 'fit before she accepted the Young Gifted and Black Award.

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Otherhood actress Angela Bassett loves a jumpsuit and never disappoints when she rocks one. UGH. She's the blueprint of gorgeousness.

The Oscar nominated actress, director, and producer was presented with the ICON Award.

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There's no deny multi-hyphenated Regina King's starpower. The Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy-winning actress and director was honored with the Star Power Award, and rightfully so.

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Singer Erykah Badu always pushes the fashion needle and chick did not disappoint. She hit the carpet in her flower headpiece before hitting the stage to perform.

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Get into her Baduizm vibes.

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Singer Monica can't wear heels right now, but that doesn't mean she can't serve up high-fashion lewks. Famed celebrity stylists Wayman + Micah styled her for the show.


Monica hit the stage to perform.

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"Insecure" creator/star Issa Rae left folks green with envy when she rolled up on the carpet.


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She's currently filming the 4th season of her hit HBO show "Insecure."

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Singer/actress Brandy def made a bold statement when she hit the carpet in this colorful look and colorful twists.

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Show off then!

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Rapper Remy Ma posed it up in a custom Karen Sabag feathery high low dress alongside her hubby Papoose:

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Neo soul singer India Arie made her way on the carpet for a few flicks before she hit the stage to perform.

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Remy and India Arie

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Disney star Skai Jackson struck a pose in a strapless, printed Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini mini dress.

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Come through, bawdy!

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Singer LaTocha Scott of Xscape looked GOODT on the carpet in a black sheer jumpsuit.

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Rapper Lil Mama served face as she worked this black custom number created by M. Diggs.

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Chick was tapped to perform for the event.

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"Refill" singer Elle Varner made her way on the carpet in a Harry Halim metallic suit before she hit the stage to perform.

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Werk! IG comedian/"Boomerang" star Lala Milan looked gorgeous in this Lavie By CK number.

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#METOO founder Tarana Burke, "Greenleaf" star Merle Dandridge, and rapper Rapsody were in the mix.

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The Mothers of The Movement - Maria Hamilton, Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, Lucy McBath, Gwen Carr, and Sybrina Fulton - were presented with the Community Change Agent Award for all of their philanthropic work they've put in for the black community.

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Miss America Nia Imani Franklin and Miss USA Cheslie Kryst made an appearance.

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Cheslie rocked a white Shop Silhouette dress paired with Vince Camuto shoes and Bonheur jewelry. Her hair is so BOMB.

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Singer Ari Lennox was tapped to perform.

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Jamla Records artist Heather Victoria kept it cute in leopard print. 

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"Gypsy Woman" & "100% Pure Love" singer Crystal Waters hit the carpet before performing.

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BET Networks EVP/Head of Programming Connie Orlando looked fiece on the carpet.

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Designer Marco Hall and author Mikki Taylor were all smiles on the carpet.

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"Finally" singer CeCe Peniston served up style & grace before hitting the stage to perform.

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TV personality Eboni K. Williams kept it simple in a LBD.

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11-year-old activist Mari Copeny, Lil Miss Flint, was uttterly cute in her one-shouldered gown.

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And singer Raheem DeVaughn was tapped to perform..

"Black Girls Rock" will premiere on Sunday, September 8th at 8:00PM ET/PT on BET.

Photos: Getty/INSTAR

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