Recording artist and evening honoree Mary J. Blige pictured with husband Kendu Isaacs, and music moguls Diddy and Andre Harrell. All were attendees at VIBE’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and Inaugural Impact Awards at the Sunset Tower Hotel on Friday, February 8, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. Other celebrities in attendance included Swizz Beatz, Big Sean, Jermaine Dupri, Bridget Kelly, Queen Latifah, and Anita Baker.
The annual event, sponsored by Malibu Red and Sol Republic, was created to honor entertainers whose accomplishments have changed pop culture.
A tribute video dedicated to Mary featured celebrity friends and fans including Oprah, Keri Hilson, Common, T.I., Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and more. Then, Queen Latifah hit the stage and spoke from her heart as she presented the VIBE Impact Award to the 9 time Grammy award winning singer.
(Photo credit: Karl “Rage”)