Faith Evans and Erykah Badu were honored Sunday night for their contributions to music at the annual Soul Train Awards.
The event, which aired on BET, saw Badu receive the Legend Award and Evans accept the Lady of Soul Award.
During her acceptance speech, Badu paid tribute to late jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove, thanked her mom, and even sent love to Diddy and his family as they mourned the loss of Kim Porter.
“Mother, thank you for always telling me that I was the best,” Badu said of her mother, Kolleen Gipson. “So much was required of the best and I would dim my light and you would come right behind me and turn it back on every time. I reflect you in every way. Thank you.”
Badu also took the stage to perform a medley of her hits, including her biggest one yet, “Tyrone.”
Prior to accepting her award, Evans received praise from hubby Stevie J, Al B. Sure!, and Missy Elliott. But during her speech, Evans reflected on growing up in New Jersey and noted that music was always her calling.
“I just knew I wanted to make a living with my gift of music,” she told those in attendance.
The singer later epically concluded the show by performing “Soon As I Get Home,” and “You Used To Love Me.” She was also joined onstage by Carl Thomas to perform their duet, “Can’t Believe.”
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