Beyonce urged black communities to vote in the upcoming US elections, as she accepted an honour for her humanitarian work at the 2020 BET Awards on Sunday (June 28).
Dedicating her award to protesters around the country, the star said: “You’re proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain.”
“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.”
Beyoncé was presented with her award by Michelle Obama, who praised the star’s commitment to the black community.
“You can see it in everything she does, from her music that gives voice to black joy and black pain, to her activism that demands justice for black lives.
“And she’s doing it all while staying devoted to her children and the loved ones she holds dear,” she continued. “To my girl, I just want to say – you inspire me. You inspire all of us.”
.@MichelleObama, Ms. Tina @knowles_lawson, @SybrinaFulton, @tylerperry and more pay tribute to Beyoncé as she accepts the 2020 BET Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic efforts. ?#BETAwards pic.twitter.com/ny0xYt0Mn1— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) June 29, 2020
Much like Jennifer Hudson, and Lizzo, glam was high on the agenda for the singer, who wore an Alessandra Rich ruffled silk satin-trimmed crystal-embellished velvet and tulle gown from the Spring 2020 collection for the occasion.
I can already picture the rest of the look on Beyonce from the neck down.
Snatched waist, and her curves giving this elegant piece so much life.
As with most zoom calls we sadly only got to see the look from the chest up, so Beyonce completed her look with some dazzling choker.
Is it me, or are you also getting 2003 Beyonce with this hairstyle?
Credit: Vogue.com & Instagram
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