The 48-year-old musician was the 19th recipient of BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and put on a show for the crowd at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Rihanna presented the Queen Mary J. Beige with the BET Lifetime Achievement Award:

Mary J. Blogs also brought out Lil Kim during her iconic performance.

Mary J. Blige. An icon. A queen. Thank you for providing the soundtrack to our lives