“I am here today to talk about the queen. You know the one!” The former First Lady Michelle Obama said while she started the speech for presenting the award to the ‘Run The World (Girls)’ singer.
Beyonce appeared on video to accept the award and spoke about how much this meant to her. “Thank you so much for this beautiful honor, I want to dedicate this award to all of my brothers out there, all of my 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 also got to to see videos of Beyonce’s activism which included testaments from people she’s helped along the way. With a lot of honor, Queen B diverted her speech with a call to action for asking everyone to cast their votes.
“Now, we have one more thing we need to do to walk in our true power and that is to vote. I’m encouraging you to continue to take action, continue to change and dismantle a racist and unequal system…We have to vote like our life depends on it because it does. So please continue to be the change you want to see.”
Beyonce concluded the video by thanking, “BET for this honor. It means so me, especially coming from y’all. I love you. God Bless you and goodnight.” It definitely looked like a very great night, so happy for her.
By : Aatira Kakroo