Black-ish star Marsai Martin accepted the Young Stars award at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
The 14-year-old producer and actress was visibly shocked as she got up to receive her award.
“Thank you so much. Of course, thank you BET, God of course. Thank you for every single day that I am breathing. I’m just so fortunate for wonderful parents,” she said. “I love you guys thank you so much. I thank my family, my friends. Thank you for the young black girls that inspire me to keep moving forward for them,” she said during her acceptance speech.
Marsai’s co-star, Yara Shahidi, was also in attendance at Sunday night’s award ceremony. The Grown-ish star was a presenter at the award ceremony and had a change of outfit as she took the stage to present the Best New Artist award to rapper Lil Baby.