Beyonce has referred to as on followers to “dismantle a racist and unequal system” by getting out and voting, as she was honoured at this yr’s BET Awards.
Accepting the humanitarian of the yr prize from former first woman Michelle Obama, the 38-year-old star mentioned now was the time to take motion.
The Black Entertainment Television Awards have a good time the success of black artists throughout the leisure business.
His demise invigorated the Black Lives Matter motion throughout America and the world.
Beyonce appeared forward to the US presidential election on the finish of the yr, saying: “Now we have now yet one more factor we’d like to do to stroll in our true energy, and that’s to vote. I’m encouraging you to proceed to take motion.
“Continue to change and dismantle a racist and unequal system. We have to proceed to do that collectively, proceed to struggle for one another and raise one another up as a result of there are folks banking on us.
“We have to vote like our life depends on it, because it does.”
Beyonce additionally made reference to Breonna Taylor, a nurse’s assistant who was shot lifeless by police in her residence in Louisville, Kentucky, in March.
Mrs Obama praised Beyonce for her activism, calling her an “inspiration” to the subsequent era.
The present went out stay for the primary time in its 20-year historical past, airing on mainstream US channel CBS. It was made up of digital acceptance speeches and pre-recorded performances due to social distancing measures.
Lizzo was named finest feminine R&B/pop artist. Breakthrough rapper Roddy Ricch gained album of the yr for his debut assortment Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, as effectively as finest new artist.
Nigerian musician Burna Boy was named finest worldwide act and Megan Thee Stallion gained finest feminine hip-hop artist.
Gymnast Simone Biles and basketball star LeBron James had been named sportswoman and man of the yr.
Music video of the yr was awarded to DJ Khaled, John Legend and the late Nipsey Hussle.
The in-memoriam phase of the ceremony featured basketball star Kobe Bryant, who was killed in a helicopter crash in January, and rock and roll pioneer Little Richard, who died in May.