18 Legendary Female Emcees We Were Happy to See at VH1s Hip Honors

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VH1 celebrated women in rap at their 'Hip Hop Honors' ceremony in New York City on Monday. The broadcast was a televised tribute to Salt 'n Pepa, Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, and Lil Kim.

The celebration featured performances and tributes and served as an important reminder of how much women have contributed to the culture.

Right now there aren't many women performers making waves in the mainstream.  But the women who came out represented for their eras.
Missy Elliott

Da Brat

Ms. Jade

Rah Digga
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MC Lyte

Salt n Pepa and Spinderella

Roxanne Shante



Sweet Tee


Queen Latifah
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Lil Kim

Remy Ma

Yo-Yo, Monie Love, and Lady of Rage

Nikki D