Although it was carried out virtually, the BET Awards gala generated repercussion on social networks by the celebrities who participated. Beyoncé caught all eyes and did not hesitate to leave a message to the public about the Black Lives Matter. Look at the details.
This past Sunday, June 28, the 20th edition of the BET Awards took place virtually. This is the biggest gala of African American entertainment, so it was not surprising that singer Beyoncé received an honorary award from Michelle Obama.
In turn, she highlighted the claims that have been echoing in the streets of the United States, mainly, on the Black Lives Matter, after the death at the hands of the Police of George Floyd.
For its part, the ceremony served as a test for the entertainment industry in its search for alternatives due to the current crisis. It was performed virtually, presented by comedian Amanda Seales, without an audience and with prerecorded performances.
On the other hand, Beyoncé received her award on the night of the BET Awards although she was already known before the gala. This was the last recognition of the night, the distinction of the philanthropist of the year.
"I want to dedicate this award to all my brothers and sisters out there who have inspired me by protesting and fighting for change. Your voices are being heard. And you are showing our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain", said Beyoncé.
In turn, she added: "We have one more thing we need to do to break in with our true power: vote. I encourage you to continue taking action, to continue to change and dismantle a racist and unequal system. (...) There are people who expects us to stay home during the local elections and the primaries ... We have to vote as if our life depended on it because it depends on it. "
The former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, presented her in an extraordinary way: "I am here to talk about 'The Queen', you know who", she said. "Ever since she was a little girl in Houston, USA, Beyoncé has been lighting the stage and honoring the world with her talent, her generosity of spirit and her love for the community", she added.
"You can see it in everything she does, from her music that gives voice to the joy and pain of black people to her activism that demands justice for black lives (...). I just want to tell you that you inspire me, that inspires us all ",she closed.
The BET Awards usually have a very eloquent anti-racist and protest component, but this year the demands of the Black Lives Matter permeated practically every second of the gala.
The first performance was a declaration of intent: Public Enemy furiously approached an updated version to the new times of his hymn "Fight the Power", until Alicia Keys recalled in his emotional performance the deaths by police brutality of African Americans such as George Floyd or Breonna Taylor, among other presentations. It was a night of music, art and above all, a cry for racial non-discrimination.