Beyonce accepts the BET Humanitarian Award from Michelle Obama

Singer Beyonce Knowles Carter wearing an outfit by Alexander McQueen and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry arrives at the World Premiere Of Disney's 'The Lion King' held at the Dolby Theatre on July 9, 2019 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Ph

The BET Awards were held last night through mostly remote set ups, people accepting awards virtually at home, and artists doing re-recorded “performances” of their songs. Megan Thee Stallion did an absolutely amazing Mad Max-themed performance which you should definitely check out! One of the awards BET handed out was the Humanitarian Award, to Beyonce. The virtual presentation was done by Michelle Obama!

Beyonce received a huge honor at the 2020 BET Awards! The 38-year-old entertainer was the recipient of the Humanitarian Award during the awards show on Sunday afternoon (June 28). Before her acceptance speech, Beyonce was honored by former First Lady Michelle Obama, who recognized Beyonce’s philanthropy.

“Ever since she was a little girl in Houston, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has been lighting up stages and gracing the world with her talent, with her generosity of spirit, and with her love for her community,” Michelle said. “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 no matter how big the stages get, I know my girl isn’t satisfied unless she’s sharing all that shine she has with the next generation.”

After tributes from mom Tina Lawson and Tyler Perry, Beyonce dedicated her award to Black Lives Matter, while encouraging fans to get out and vote.

“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,” Beyonce said. “Your voices are being heard, and you’re proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain. Now we have one more thing we need to do to 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 continue to do this together.”

[From JustJared]

I like that Beyonce is keeping it simple and I appreciate that Michelle Obama always shows up for Beyonce (and vice versa).

Meanwhile, Beyonce is really, really trying to get you to subscribe to Disney+. She’s directed a movie called Black Is King. I saw some conversations about this online and I’m not going to say much… other than it looks more like a music video than a movie? I have no idea.

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  1. Annaloo. says:

    Go Beyonce

    Love this

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Me too, that was awesome. I wasn’t able to catch the whole awards show yesterday, but got to catch some of it and also the special before it showing iconic BET performances from the past.

  2. Laalaa says:

    Congratulations, she deserves it (imo). I remember when it was announced she’s going solo after Destiny’s child and it was said she’s not gonna make it. Look at her power now!
    Completely irrelevant, but she looks more and more like her mother!

  3. Jules says:

    Khloe wants her face back.

    • babsjohnson says:

      As if.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Khloe wishes, and you do too.

    • kell says:

      I can’t unsee Khloe in the bottom photo now.
      Blonde straightened hair and face whitened and Beyonce is talking Black is King?

      • Otaku fairy says:

        Kell, you just did a racism. For the umpteenth time: POC are allowed to experiment with whatever hair colors and styling they want and still call out racism or celebrate their cultures. Just like Karen and Becky are allowed to cut their hair, reject waxing, get F cups reduced to C and B cups, or choose to wear pants and still be pro-woman. And no, she didn’t whiten her face. A simple google image search of her as a child will show that she is a black person with light skin. Thank u, Next.

  4. babsjohnson says:

    Love this. She is so positive.

  5. Sandy says:


  6. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Just . . . don’t we have enough rich and famous people being being honored by other rich and famous people? At least she’s not a white person being given this honor, but still, there has to be real people who are worthy? I am just sick of the society perpetuating that cycle where the rich get richer and poor get poorer, and ironically it’s the RICH who get gifts, freebies, honors, etc.

    • Scollins says:

      Yes, seems pretty meaningless these days when it involves celebs. I’d rather a real humanitarian get awards like Chef Andre or Kaepernick or Scott Warren the man arrested and charged with a felony for giving water and food to immigrants in the desert? People who have actually worked and sacrificed for others are most deserving.