(AllHipHop News) A variety of female rap stars turned up to help Essence celebrate Erykah Badu at the 8th annual Black Women in Music event.
The annual event takes place during Grammy week each year, and pays tribute to a trailblazing female artist.
This year, Erykah Badu was honored for her influence in the fields of R&B, pop music and fashion.
"From the time that she first hit the scene we all fell in love with the genius that is Erykah Badu," said Essence editor-in-chief, Vanessa De Luca. "It is only fitting that we honor the accomplishments of our neo-soul queen whose remarkable artistry still moves us 20 years later."
The Grammy Awards will air this Sunday, February 12th.