Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Pop music legend Janet Jackson will receive the rock star award at this year’s Black Girls Rock awards. 

The Grammy winner will be honored as a “phenomenal woman in music,” organizers said Thursday. Jackson recently released “Made For Now,” her single with Daddy Yankee.

Oscar-nominated actress Queen Latifah will host the show, which will be taped Sunday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. BET Networks will air the special celebrating the accomplishments of black women on Sept. 9.

Other award recipients music icon Mary J. Blige, runway diva Naomi Campbell, dance legend Judith Jamison, accomplished screenwriter  Lena Waithe and #MeToo founder Tarana J. Burke.

Blige will receive the star power award. Campbell will be presented with the black girl magic award and Jamison will receive the living legend award for her work in dance and choreography. Waithe will pick up the shot caller award and Burke will be given the change agent award. 


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