2020 BET Awards Humanitarian Award of the year
Beyoncé not only made a rare appearance tonight, but made an even rarer speech at the BET Awards as he accepted the Humanitarian Award of the year.
She was awarded the prize by none other than Michelle Obama, who paid homage to the music icon.
“Talk about the queen, know that,” said the former first lady as she introduced Bey. “Ever since she was a child in Houston, Beyoncé Knowles Carter has illuminated the stage and embellished the world with her talent, her generosity of spirit and her love for her community.”
“You can see him in everything he does, from his music that gives voice to the joy of blacks and the pain of blacks to his activism that demands justice for the lives of blacks. And no matter how big the scenes are, I know my girlfriend she is not satisfied unless she shares all the splendor she has with the next generation. That is why she always brings young artists like Chloe x Halle and that orchestra that dazzled us into her. Homecoming special.”
“That’s why he’s calling sexism and racism when he sees it, opening a new path for artists who are trying to navigate the music industry. That’s why he did everything he could to rewrite ‘Get Me Bodied’ for the White House. ‘Let’s move election campaign and many kids shake it on the dance floor “.
“She’s always getting up, looking out and making us all a little better, a little more ferocious – and she’s doing everything while remaining devoted to her children and loved ones,” she added. “So, for my girlfriend, I just want to say: you inspire me. You inspire us all.”
Beyoncé then made a strong appeal that everyone can vote in the next election: “Thank you so much for this beautiful honor. I want to dedicate this award to all my brothers out there [and] all my sisters out there inspire me, march and fight for change. Your voices are being heard and you are showing our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain, “he said.
“Now we have another thing we have to do to walk in our true power, that is to vote. I encourage you to keep acting, keep changing and dismantling a racist and unequal system. We have to keep doing it together: keep fighting the one the other and stand up to each other, because there are people who rely on us who stay at home during the elections that take place in states across the country. We have to vote how our life depends on it, because it does. So, please continue to be the change you want to see. “
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