Beyoncé Receives Humanitarian Award at BET Awards

  • Beyoncé Receives Humanitarian Award at BET Awards

Beyoncé Receives Humanitarian Award at BET Awards

Sunday's show, a virtual event because of the coronavirus pandemic, featured a number of highly produced, well-crafted and pre-taped performances.

The show, which celebrates Black excellence in music, film, sports and philanthropy, was filled with speeches, songs, images of protests and the names of dozens of Black men and women who have died at the hands of police in recent years.

Tonight, at the 2020 BET Awards, the Grammy-award winning artist was recognized with the show's Humanitarian Award, honoring the star for her many initiatives that help those in need. "You can see it in everything she does, from her music that give voice to black joy and black pain, to her activism that demands justice for black lives". - Beyoncé encouraging Americans to get out and vote during upcoming elections in her Humanitarian Award speech. Beyoncé dedicated her award to her "brothers and sisters out there inspiring me, marching and fighting for change".

"Your voices are being heard, and you are proving to our ancestors at their struggles were not in vain. We have to vote like our life depends on it, because it does", she said ending the speech. "Because there are people banking on us staying at home during local elections and primaries happening in states across the country".

Newcomer Roddy Ricch wore a "Black Lives Matter" shirt, John Legend played his ballad, "We Will Never Break", and Alicia Keys sang an emotional new song, "Perfect Way to Die", about the black lives lost over the decades.

The awards show, broadcast live for the first time in its 20-year history on America's mainstream CBS channel.

One of the most appreciated moments was the performance of Lil Wayne, who made sure to honor the late Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna Bryant, who passed away this year in the bad helicopter crash.

Queen Bey was nominated for several BET Awards, including Album of the Year and Best Female R&B Artist/Pop Artist. "Nipsey Hussle, thank you for working with me on this "Higher" record". You inspire all of us."Obama ended the tribute with a smile, saying, "Congratulations girl, love you so much". That's why she's always pulling up young performers like Chloe x Halle, and that orchestra that dazzled us in her homecoming special", she added.

The victor will be unveiled early this morning as the awards that are taking place online because of the Covid-19 pandemic, are expected to start streaming on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) at 2AM CAT. "You know the one!"