July 12, 2016 11:15 AM

Lil’ Kim‘s Monday night date couldn’t have been any cuter as daughter Royal Reign stepped out with her mom for the VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens awards in New York City.

While Lil’ Kim sported an all-black ensemble — including a black mini dress and thigh-high velvet boots — 2-year-old Royal donned a sparkly gold jacket over a white-and-yellow dress and capris, complete with a matching headpiece and purse.

The “Magic Stick” rapper and famous fashion risk-taker was honored for her influence in and contributions to both music and fashion, and helping to carve a path for other women in hip-hop.

Marion Curtis/Starpix/REX/Shutterstock

Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Babies newsletter.

In her acceptance speech at Lincoln Center, Lil’ Kim — who was also celebrating her birthday — gave her already stylish daughter a shout-out.

“My beautiful baby, Royal Reign, is in the building! Hi!” she says, while the camera pans to a smiling Royal.

Someone else who couldn’t resist in joining the Grammy-winning artist onstage to accept her honor? Sean “Diddy” Combs, who had a lot to say about Lil’ Kim’s impressive career and the long friendship between the two.

“I want to ask VH1 and MTV what took so goddamned long to honor our queen?!” he addressed the crowd, giving a shout-out to other honorees including Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa and Missy Elliott.

Diddy attended the event with his daughters, who looked beautiful in their custom Mischka Aoki dresses.

Theo Wargo/Getty

RELATED VIDEO: Can You Believe Lil‘ Kim Looks Like This Now?

During Lil’ Kim’s big moment, the singer and record producer had no problem giving his friend the props she deserved.

“You always push the envelope — there’s only one queen bee,” he tells her. “As soon as I [first] heard her rhyme … it was something I’d never seen or heard before. I knew she was going to be a superstar.

“Kim is always taking risks that nobody else has even considered taking,” Combs continues, referring to the legend as his “sister” and giving her a hug, assuring her he would never have missed her big night. “You brought glamour to hip-hop.”

Jen Juneau

You May Like