Former President Barack Obama and former first Lady Michelle Obama surprised audience at BET Awards ceremony via pre-tape video in which they support Chance The Rapper after he earned the Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic work in Chicago.
“Barack and I are so sorry that we can’t be there tonight in person,” said Michelle Obama said the pre-tape video. Chance The Rapper received applaud and the Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic work in his hometown Chicago. “But please know we are there with you in spirit and we are so incredibly proud of you Chance,” Mrs Obama added.
The former first lady continued, “with these passionate efforts, Chance is showing our young people that they matter, that they have something inside them that is worthy of being expressed and that they have so much to contribute to their communities and to our country.”
“I am thrilled to celebrate you here tonight and honored to call you my friend,” Mrs. Obama told that audience.
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Despite his young age, Chance dedicated much effort and hard work to charities, including the Windy City school system.
In a passionate speech, Chance hailed the justice system for arresting marijuana sellers before “you all make it legal” and the absence of conviction in the murders of Samuel DuBose, Sylville Smith and Philando Castile by police officers.
The opening monologue was performed by the Saturday Night Live alum Leslie Jones came another energy opening by Bruno Mars that tickled the audience pink.
BET Awards had Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Trey Songz and Usher up to the Best Male R&B/Pop Artist award which was later earned by Bruno Mars. Moreover, Migos won as the best group in a category that included 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne, A Tribe Called Quest, Fat Joe & Remy Ma and Rae Sremmurd.
Remy Ma was awarded as the best female hip-hop artist and Yara Shahidi as the best youngster. Furthermore, Beyoncé – Sorry was awarded Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award.