Before Chance the Rapper accepted the BET Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards tonight, Michelle Obama conveyed a recorded video message and addressed the rapper and enjoying his success. The Rapper was being honored with the Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic in his and the Former first lady’s house in Chicago. “Barack and I are so sorry that we can’t be there tonight in person. But please know we are there with you in spirit and we are so incredibly proud of you Chance,” said Obama.
“With these passionate efforts, Chance is showing our young people that they matter, that they have something inside of them that is worthy of being expressed, and they have so much to contribute to their community and our country. I can think of no better legacy to leave, and I am thrilled to celebrate you here to tonight and honored to call you my friend.” Find a snippet of her message below,” the former FLOTUS via video. After accepting the honor, Chance said, “To be receiving something like this at my age… it feels a little early to be getting something like this, but my God doesn’t make mistakes.”
The Rapper then started to address on government by saying that “Y’all need to let everybody out of jail for selling weed before y’all start making it legal for people to sell it and make capital off it! I was gonna tell the Chicago Public School system not to take out a loan from Chase Bank when they know that our schools are planning on failing in our district. I was gonna tell those judges that we just need a conviction when we know these niggas wrong for doing this”.
The Chance talked about his efforts for the Windy City School system and other charities despite his just an age of 24. “My God doesn’t make mistakes,” added the Rapper. In his motivating and self-acknowledged speech, Chance asserted that the justice system for detaining marijuana dealers before “you all make it legal” and the lack of a conviction in which was implemented to the cases of the murders of Samuel DuBose, Sylville Smith and Philando Castile by the cops.
Earlier tonight at the BET Awards, the host Leslie Jones said, “I want joy in this house”. After a high-energy opening number by Bruno Mars that made the crowd dancing, the opening monologue by the Saturday Night Live alum came after. The current BET CEO, producer Collins and past president of Programming Hill while accepting the Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Award, Mars said, “I want to thank Debra Lee for everything you do, Jessie Collins and a special shout-out to my friend Mr. Stephen Hill.” The five-time Grammy winner of Hill added that “Stephen, no matter where you go in life, I know you are going to find success because you got too much soul and too much passion”.
In the big and small screen nominations for the BET Awards being aired on various platforms of Viacom, the Gabrielle Union, Insecure’s Issa Rae, Viola Davis, Hidden Figures‘ Janelle Monáe and Taraji P. Henson were being nominated for the best actress. “Bryshere Y. Gray, Denzel Washington, Atlanta’s Donald Glover, Moonlight and Luke Cage’s Mahershala Ali and Omari Hardwick are running for the best actor award at tonight’s BET Awards. Films like the Washington-helmed and starred Fences, horror blockbuster, Get Out Hidden Figures, Oscar Best Picture winner Moonlight and 2016 Sundance winner The Birth of a Nation were running for the best movie nominations.