Beyoncé Receives Humanitarian Award at BET Awards

Written by on June 28, 2020

All hail Queen Bey.

Beyoncé was honored with the Humanitarian Award on the 2020 BET Awards on Sunday. Former First Girl Michelle Obama paid homage to the residing legend, celebrating her philanthropic efforts as a part of her BeyGOOD basis.

“Ever since she was a bit of woman in Houston, Beyonce Knowles-Carter has been lighting up the phases and gracing the world along with her expertise, along with her generosity and spirit, and along with her love for her group,” stated Obama. “You’ll be able to see it in every thing she does, from her music that provides voice to Black pleasure and Black ache, to her activism that calls for justice for Black lives. And regardless of how massive the phases get, I do know my woman isn’t glad until she’s sharing all that shine she has with the subsequent era.”

She continued, “She’s all the time turning up, looking, and making us all a bit of bit higher, a bit of extra fierce, and she or he’s doing all of it whereas staying dedicated to her kids and the family members she holds pricey. So to my woman, I simply wish to say: You encourage me. You encourage all of us.”

Shut associates together with Tyler Perry and Bey’s personal mom Tina Knowles-Lawson celebrated her deserves in a tribute accompanied by her new music “Black Parade.”

Bey accepted the award in a pre-taped video, dedicating it to “all of my brothers on the market, all of my sisters on the market inspiring me, marching and preventing for change.” “Your voices are being heard and also you’re proving to our ancestors that their struggles weren’t in useless,” she stated.

However the battle is just not over. She inspired everybody to proceed to demand justice and vote. “Proceed to take motion, proceed to alter and dismantle a racist and unequal system,” added Bey. “As a result of there are folks banking on us staying at residence throughout native elections and primaries taking place in states throughout the nation. We’ve to vote like our life relies on it, as a result of it does.”

Her speech was adopted by a trailer for her visible album Black Is King, which premieres July 31 on Disney+.

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