Queen Latifah And VP Kamala Harris Kiki Over Silk Presses During NAACP Awards Intro

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Queen Latifah opened the 55th NAACP Image Awards with a sketch featuring Vice President Kamala Harris. The unexpected cameo found the politician hyping the host up for the gig and encouraging viewers to vote after cracking a joke about a hairstyle both ladies have become known for.

After telling Harris she’d be able to secure the VP some prime Usher swag and top flight security, Latifah adds, “I got the hook up on a silk press!”

“Now that’s one assignment that i’ve never misunderstood, thank you for that!” Kamala replied. Check out the clip below.

Harris discussed her famous silk press during a 2023 chat with Keke Palmer.

“Question number one,” Palmer began. “How many times a month do you get a silk press?”

“So you know, I don’t use a curling iron,” Harris responded.  “It’s too much heat, I use a round brush.”

“Now what kind of magical round brush?” Palmer said, in disbelief. “Your hair must be super fine, Madame VP.”

“No, it’s not,” Harris explained. “It takes a while. A boar-bristle… it takes a lot of heat. But it’s too much heat to do that and do [a curling iron.]”

“Girl, you have us shook on the internet,” Palmer shot back. “You and Queen Latifah are going neck-and-neck with the silk presses.”

Latifah was announced as host in early March, with Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET sharing, “We are thrilled to collaborate with groundbreaking megastar Queen Latifah and are elated to welcome her again as this year’s host! Queen Latifah, NAACP, and Pastis have been such incredible partners in amplifying Black culture, excellence, creativity, and ingenuity, and this year’s unforgettable show will be no different.”

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