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Roe v. Wade and gun violence at the heart of the BET Awards

(CNN)Taraji P. Henson deals with both the Supreme Court and gun violence overturning the Roe v. Wade case. We have opened the 2022 BET Awards.

Henson thanked opening performer Lizzo for promising $ 1 million to Planned Parenthood before making points with the singer's song "About Damn Time." Did.

"It's a damn time for us to step into power," Henson said. "It's a damn time to talk about the fact that guns have more rights than women. It's a sad day in America."

"She chose a weapon that could kill her." It's more powerful than a woman who can give life to the case, "Henson added.

Her feelings were in the hearts of many women in the entertainment industry around the world. At the Glastonbury Music Festival in England over the weekend,Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish and several other artists blew up the Supreme Court's ruling on Friday. At the

BET Awards, singer and actress Janelle Monáe praised the first award of the night, the best female / R&B artist, and black artists, especially women.

"Express yourself freely and rudely in a world that owns our truth, controls and controls our bodies, our bodies, and our decisions. I will do it, "she said. "My decision. F *** you, the Supreme Court."

Jazmine Sullivan won the award and addressed men around the world during her acceptance speech.

"It's hard for us [women] right now and we want to talk to men directly," Sullivan said. "We need everything. We need everything to stand for us and stand up with us. From the woman who makes the most difficult decision in life to have an abortion. If you have benefited, you need to be standing with us. "

" This is not just a woman's problem, "she said. "This is everyone's problem, and we need you more than ever."