Michelle Obama presented Beyoncé with the coveted award recognizing her many initiatives giving back to those in need.
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.
The well-deserved award was also perfectly presented by former First Lady Michelle Obama, who herself has built a legacy with her charity work both when she was in the White House and as a co-founder of the Obama Foundation alongside her husband Barack Obama.
Addressing the audience via video, Michelle started off with, “I am here today to talk about the queen. You know the one!”
She continued that, “Ever since she was a little girl in Houston, Beyoncé Knowles Carter has been lighting up the stages and gracing the world with her talent with her generosity of spirit, and with her love for her community. 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.”
The award show then showed videos of Beyoncé’s activism over the years, including testaments from those who have been touched by her acts of charity, such as when she helped out the city of Houston after Hurricane Harvey and as she has continued to touch lives with her BeyGood non-profit.
The queen herself then appeared on video to accept her award and share just how much it meant to her to receive the honor.
“Thank you so much for this beautiful honor,” Beyoncé stared. “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.”