Keyshia Cole, Erykah Badu Honored at Black Girls Rock Event
Cole, who won the ‘Soul Sister’ award, was not able to attend due to a delayed flight. The ‘Rock Star’ award was presented to Badu, who stepped on stage decked in a black and white top hat, stiletto heels, and a huge baby bump. She thanked her fans and Sylvia Rhone, president of her label, Universal Motown Records, but made no mention of her pregnancy.
Black Girls Rock is a non-profit organization designed to mentor and empower young women of color through the arts. The organization was started by DJ Beverly Bond, a former model who has expanded her career to music and toured with Badu, Musiq and The Roots. Bond has also produced hits for stars like songstress Alicia Keys.