Common took an extra moment at the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors show to shout the women activists that have been holding it down for decades.
It was ladies night at the 2016 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors show and Common had the duty of introducing Queen Latifah for her time to be honored. However, in the process Common opted to honor a few other queens that weren’t getting celebrated on this night.
Among them were the #BlackLivesMatter founders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi. He also shouted out Diamond Reynolds, the woman who filmed the police shooting of Philando Castile on July 5.
Watch the rousing clip below.