Queen Latifah Speaks Out at VH1 Hip Hop Honors: 'Racism Is Still Alive and Kicking'

PEOPLE.com | 7/12/2016 | Staff
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Queen Latifah was among a group of female artists honored during the VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens Monday night, where she used the opportunity to speak out against racism.

"We all know that the world and our world is really tense right now," she said during the televised event. "It's a lot of tension. It's a lot of angst. It's a lot of hurt. A lot of pain. I'm hoping that we can somehow manage to channel all of these emotions that we have in a positive way and really do something to change our world."

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