The event also featured appearances by honorees, Lizzo, Floyd Mayweather, Jenifer Lewis, Drinks Champs N.O.R.E, and Kelis at The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., in Beverly Hills, California.
A special acceptance speech was played by Karen Bass.
Presenters for the evening included Blue Face, Jabari Banks, Claudia Jordan, and a surprise appearance by Mariah Carey.
Performances included David Sebastian and Le’Andria Johnson.
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Additional VIP attendees included celebrities, recording artists, film and television stars, and media personalities such as Hollywood Unlocked CEO Jason Lee, Law Roach, NAO, Lemus Plummer, Moniece Slaughter, Chante Moore, and more.
Jason Lee, Founder of Hollywood Unlocked and Head of Media for Kanye West, held his second annual Hollywood Unlocked Impact Awards, which emphasizes the importance of Black ownership, amplifying Black voices, and reclaiming Black narratives.
This year, the theme of the award show was ‘Controlling Our Narratives’ where Hollywood Unlocked recognizes talent for how they use their influence and platform to impact communities and our society at large.
Here are some great images from the event:
This year’s fabulous honorees included Lizzo (Fearlessness Award), Karen Bass (Community Award), Drinks Champs N.O.R.E (Culture Award), Jenifer Lewis (Perseverance Award), Floyd Mayweather (Pioneer Award), and Harlem’s Kelis (Innovation Award).
We’re already waiting for next year.
Photo credit: Getty Images.