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Beyonce Receives Humanitarian Award at 2020 BET Awards

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Beyonce smiling in a yellow shirt on stage

Congrats are in order to the queen Beyonce Knowles. Tonight, she received the Humanitarian Award at the annual 2020 BET Awards and was presented the honor by another queen in her own rights, former first lady Michelle Obama.

Ms. Obama gave a speech that highlighted everything from the Queen Bee’s extraordinary talent, to her activism, to her ever growing fight to call out and end racism and sexism, and devotion to pass her shine to the next generation.

A video followed that highlighted all the work Beyonce has done through her BeyGood organization and Global Citizens. The work includes building low income housing, youth centers, school scholarships, and relief in times of crisis.  Stars such as Tyler Perry and her mother Tina Knowles came on to talk about how Beyonce goes above and beyond to give back to her community.

Beyonce then came on to thank BET for the honor. She extended her gratitude to protestors around the county and everyone trying to break down systemic racism. Beyonce then went on to encourage everyone to vote “like our lives depended on it” this upcoming November and in the months leading up to it.

“There are people banking on us staying at home during local elections and primaries happening in states across the country,” the singer added. “We have to vote like our life depends on it because it does. Please continue to be the change you want to see.”


Afterwards we got a chance to view the trailer for her Black is King visual album that will come out on July 31st on Disney+.

Congrats Queen Bey!