VH1’s Hip Hop Honors Scores More Than Three Million Viewers
VH1’s Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens scored more than three million viewers Monday night. Eve hosted the event that had appearances from Common, Michelle Obama, Busta Rhymes, Puff Daddy, Fantasia, Nelly Furtado, Timbaland, LL Cool J and Pharrell who all paid tribute to Lil’ Kim, Salt N Pepa, Queen Latifah and Missy. The Hip Hop Honors show was live for the first time and was VH1’s highest-rated Monday night in a year and the #1 cable program in its time period. The viewership completely denies the idea that female rappers are not relevant. The show amassed over half a million Tweets, 17 trending topics including Rich Homie Quan’s failure to remember Biggie Smalls’ lyrics to the Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s “Get Money.” Hip Hop Honors began in 2004 and returned this year after a six-year hiatus. All Hail The Queens was the first time women in hip-hop have received any kind of major recognition.