New Jersey’s finest hip-hop artists commanded the stage and the red carpet at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors Monday night. After a six-year hiatus, the show has finally returned and was dedicated entirely to female rappers. Dubbed “All Hail the Queens,” the annual television special honored Jersey girls Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott and Lil’ Kim, and, of course, all three showed up looking nothing short of fabulous for the big night. Scroll through to see some of the best red carpet looks from your favorite New Jersey stars!
Alpine’s Lil’ Kim stuns in a velvet LBD, paired with thigh-high boots and fishnets. She embellished her look with strands of beautiful large pearls.
Her adorable 2-year-old daughter Royal Reign, who she brought as her date, stole the show during her red carpet debut in a sparkling gold and white ensemble.
Newark native Queen Latifah keeps it classy in an elegant black gown, showing off just the right amount of leg.
Kinnelon’s Missy Elliott was her usual quirky self, sporting a fun, black statement coat with hot-pink accents, which she paired off with funky square hoop earrings.
Edgewater’s Coco Austin and Ice-T came out to celebrate with the Jersey ladies. Coco glammed it up in a floor-length printed gown with a cleavage-baring keyhole cutout, and hubby Ice rocked a casual but chic navy-blue-and-black ensemble.