During Monday night’s VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens, hip hop noticed that a couple of ladies weren’t invited to the honor show.
Hip hop’s most respected and talented females enjoyed the night of performances, tributes and aspiring words acknowledging the careers of Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, Lil Kim and Salt N Pepa with DJ Spinderella.
Other lady emcees were in attendance like Eve, who hosted the show, Monie Love, Yo Yo, Lady of Rage, Da Brat, Dej Loaf, Boss and others gathered to celebrate the women of hip hop.
Social media took notice that two ladies weren’t in attendance, Lauryn Hill of the Fugees and Brooklyn’s Foxy Brown. The Brooklyn native explained her feelings about being excluded from the VH1 special, with a little bit of shade.
In her post, she explained “Personally, I’d prefer being held to a much higher standard.” The “Ill Na Na” stated after receiving the key to her city recently, a “VH1 acknowledgement“, or in her words, recognition from a “reality show network” is not “the caliber of honor” she’d prefer.
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THANK YOU Beloveds!❤️❤️ I Awoke This Morning, Literally Oblivious To Our Fans Across The World's TRENDING Outrage At (Reality Show Network) @VH1's Non-Inclusion Of LAURYN HILL & FOXY BROWN. Anyone Recognized, (Whether The Contribution Big Or Small) I Applaud.👏🏾 Personally, I'd Prefer Being Held To A Much Higher Standard In My Walk, But Fans Went Ballistic! Obviously, We Weren't Concerned, But Fans Everywhere Were! The PEOPLE Have Spoken. We've Been Blessed To Set The Bar At It's Highest Heights; Most Notably Receiving The 2016 Historic "KEY"🔑To My CITY of BROOKLYN🏦…..Therefore, Humbly Speaking The CALIBER Of HONOR I'd Aspire To Are Those "UPPER ECHELON". This Is VH1 Guys:)) Truthfully, The Only Accolade That Truly Matters To ME Is Of The MOST HIGH. Rest Assured, I'm In The Studio Perfecting This Incredible Return. Humbled And Blessed To Kill It Again! My Girl L BOOGIE (My Fav) And I, Have The Dopest Convos, Cracking Jokes In Our Caribbean Accents, (Genuinely Proud Of Each Other And Our Maturation), Lending Credence To Only Love & Light In Our Space. So Let's Not MISCONVEY The Message🎈The HUGE THANK YOU To The Fans I Adore Who GO HARD Even In Our Absence Love You! Actually Guys, Let's THANK @VH1👏🏾👏🏾 As We Are Definitely #TheDifference!!!! LOVE MY FOXNATION!💋 ❤️Fox! @donpoohmusic @rachelnoerd💋
The reason for the post came after the show aired to several fans inquiring on why she had been excluded. It was their outrage that prompted her explanation.