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Beyoncé’s Call for Change in BET Awards Speech, Plus: A Sneak Peek at Her New Visual Album

Beyoncé’s Call for Change in BET Awards Speech, Plus: A Sneak Peek at Her New Visual Album
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Beyoncé used her acceptance speech at the BET Awards to call for change.

The star received the Humanitarian Award for giving back with her BeyGood initiative and establishing COVID-19 testing sites in her hometown of Houston.

Michelle Obama presented the award, saying, "To my girl, I just want to say you inspire me. You inspire all of us."

Beyoncé dedicated her speech to the protesters supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, while also calling for major change.

"Your voices are being heard and you're proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain," she said. "Now we have one more thing we need to do to walk in our true power and that is to vote. I'm encouraging you to continue to take action. Continue to change and dismantle the racist and unequal system."

The star added, "We have to vote like our life depends on it, because it does.”

Meanwhile, her daughter Blue Ivy Carter made BET Awards history! The 8-year-old is the youngest winner ever to pick up a BET trophy.

She will share the Her Award for “Brown Skin Girl” with Wizkid, Saint Jhn and her mom. See the full list of BET winners here!

That’s not all — Bey has a new visual album on the way, and she dropped a sneak peek of “Black Is King,” based on the music of “The Lion King: The Gift.”

The project was written, directed, and executive-produced by Beyoncé, and will debut July 31 on Disney+. The visual album will honor the voyages of Black families throughout time as it focuses on a “young king’s transcendent journey.” Watch the teaser below!

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