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Beyoncé Dedicated her BET Award to All the Black Lives Matter Protesters

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Beyoncé accepted an honor for her humanitarian work at the BET awards and she urged black communities to vote her in the upcoming US elections.

Dedicating her award to the protesters around the country, she said, “ Yo are proving to our ancestors they their struggle were not in a vain.”

“ I’m encouraging you to continue to take action, continue to change and dismantle a racist and unequal system.”

The BET Awards celebrate black artists and sports personalities. Previous recipients of the ceremony’s humanitarian award include boxer Muhammad Ali, music producer Quincy Jones and civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton.

Beyoncé was presented with her award by Michelle Obama’s, 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 demand justice for black live,” said Michelle.

The death of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, as well as the ongoing Black Lives Matter Protests, were reflected throughout this year’s ceremony.

DaBaby, who won best Male hip- hop artist, the- enacted the last moments of Mr Floyd’ s life, rapping his hit Rock star with his face pressed against the ground as a police officer knelt on his neck.

Twelve year old Keedron Bryant, who went viral on social media with a song about his fears of being a young African- American, opened the show with an a Capella performance of the poignant, I Wanna Live.

This year’s BET Awards were a virtual event because of the corona virus pandemic, and the performances and speeches were pre-taped, allowing for dramatic stagings and high production values.

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