The 2017 BET Awards, held on June 25th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, was nothing less than a perfect celebration of black culture, entertainment, and experience. Winners of the night ranged from Yara Shahidi to Chance the Rapper and more. However, it comes a no surprise that one of the most celebrated awards of the night went to music and fashion icon, Beyonce.
As expected, Beyonce was not in attendance; however, her young proteges, singing duo Chloe X Halle, were on hand to accept the singers award and read a touching “thank you” from the Queen herself.
“Thank you BET for this award and your tremendous support of Lemonade,” the letter began. “This has been a journey of love, of celebrating our culture, honoring the past, and approaching the present and future with hope and resolve. Thank you to my mother Tina Knowles Lawson for being my biggest, biggest teacher and consistent influence. Thank yo to my entire family for so much love. To my team at Parkwood, thank you. And thanks to all of the fans, my BHive, for riding with me. I love and appreciate you. To everyone at the show tonight, you all look so beautiful and at home, thank you and have a wonderful, wonderful night.”
Even from home, Queen B exudes such class, grace, and elegance, and we would have expected nothing less.