Queen Latifah was honored at the 2021 BET Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday night (June 27) where she thanked her longtime love Eboni Nichols.
Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET Queen Latifah Acknowledges Longtime Love Eboni Nichols & Their Son During 2021 BET Awards Speech Published on:Jun 28, 2021, 11:11 AM by 0 Los Angeles, CA Queen Latifahwas honored at the 2021 BET Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday night (June 27). After a tribute performancefrom her Ladies First collaborator Monie Love, Lil Kim, Rapsody and MC Lyte, the seasoned MC/actress took the stage alongside her father to deliver her acceptance speech. Clearly emotional, Queen Latifah thanked the women who performed for always being her sisters in the name of rap and implored women to support each other. Then in a rare moment, the 51-year-old acknowledged her longtime partner Eboni Nichols and their son before wishing everybody a happy Pride Month. Im gonna get off this stage, but I thank you so much for all of you, the fans for supporting every crazy-ass thing Ive done through the years, she said toward the end of her speech. And thank you for making Equalizer No. 1. Eboni, my love. Rebel, my love. Peace. Happy Pride! Queen Latifah who embodied the 2021 BET Awards Year of the Black Woman theme was honored for over three decades of dedication to Hip Hop culture and acting. While speaking to the audience, she explained how her late mother help mold her into the powerful Black woman she is today. There is no way that I could have had the parents that I was born to my father, my mother , who is still so much in me my family, I love you my siblings, she said. My best friends who ride or die with me whether my face is on the dirt or Im flying in the skies they know me. And theyre there for me. I want to thank BET for creating an outlet for beautiful blackness to thrive, to shine.