VH1’s Hip Hop Honors returned earlier this week for the first time in six years, and in honor of the occasion, they decided to spend a lot of the show paying tribute to the women of the genre.
Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim, Missy Elliott and Salt-N-Pepa were all honored during the ceremony, however a few notable names were left out. One of those names, you could argue, was Foxy Brown. The Brooklyn rapper was one of the most important women in rap in the '90s, so when people asked the Honors, or even Foxy herself, she decided to respond on Instagram with a message.
“I Awoke This Morning, To Our Fans Across The World's TRENDING Outrage At (Reality Show Network) @VH1's Non-Inclusion Of LAURYN HILL & FOXY BROWN,” she captioned a split image of herself and Lauryn Hill. “Anyone Recognized, Whether The Contribution Big Or Small I Applaud. Personally, I'd Prefer Being Held To A Much Higher Standard In My Walk, But Fans Went Ballistic; The PEOPLE Have Spoken!”
In elaborating on the more important honor she’s already received, Foxy mentioned the Key to Brooklyn she was given earlier this year. She then took another jab at VH1 and even announced that she was crafting her “incredible return” to hip-hop.
Nicki Minaj was also a notable name missing from an award show honoring the top women in hip-hop. *shrugs*
Check out what Foxy Brown had to say about the 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors in full below.
THANK YOU Beloveds!❤️❤️ And Be Clear Guys, This Is ONLY In Response To The Overwhelming Outcry From Fans Everywhere! I Awoke This Morning, To Our Fans Across The World's TRENDING Outrage At (Reality Show Network) @VH1's Non-Inclusion Of LAURYN HILL & FOXY BROWN. Anyone Recognized, Whether The Contribution Big Or Small I Applaud.👏🏾 Personally, I'd Prefer Being Held To A Much Higher Standard In My Walk, But Fans Went Ballistic; The PEOPLE Have Spoken! We've Been Blessed To Set The Bar At It's Highest Heights; Most Notably Receiving The 2016 Historic "KEY"🔑To My CITY of BROOKLYN🏦.....Therefore, Humbly Speaking The CALIBER Of HONOR I'd Aspire To Are Those "UPPER ECHELON". After All Guys This Is VH1! Truthfully, The Only Accolade That Truly Matters To ME Is Of The MOST HIGH. Rest Assured, I'm In The Studio Perfecting This Incredible Return. Humbled And Blessed To Kill It Again! My Girl L BOOGIE (My Fav) And I, Have The Dopest Convo, Cracking Jokes In Our Caribbean Accents As She Prepares For An Amazing Overseas Tour. So, Actually Guys Let's THANK @VH1👏🏾👏🏾 As We Are Definitely #TheDifference!!!! I LOVE MY FOXNATION! ❤️Fox! @platinumcamprecords @donpoohmusic @rachelnoerd💋
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