23 times Grammy Award-winning singer Beyonce was awarded the title of Entertainer of the Year on Saturday, 31st March 2019.
After accepting the award the 24 times MTV Video Music Award receiving singer thanked her fellow nominees who were nominated for the same category; LeBron James, Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Coogler and Regina King.
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In her speech, Beyonce said,
Regina King, I love you so much. You taught us patience, persistence and how to be masterful in your craft,
Chadwick Boseman is teaching children to dream and to be seen as kings. LeBron James has taught us the strength of all forms, leading by example and providing education to our kids.
Ryan Coogler tells our stories in a way that celebrates our history and proves we do have power.
I'm honored to be included among all of you and to be a part of a vital and thriving community.
Beyonce also paid her respects to the historic black colleges and universities.
After her speech, the singer for If I were a Boy, performed Lift Every Voice and Sing, which is now the national black anthem.
She further donated $100,000 to four black universities.
.@S_C_ is a legend. At this critical time in our history, he has become a driving force. As one of the founders of the “Reform Alliance,” a new initiative dedicated to changing the unjust laws that rule the lives of the millions of #Americans, we celebrate him. pic.twitter.com/EaMyVcxPAi
— Derrick Johnson (@DerrickNAACP) March 31, 2019
Beyonce's husband, Rapper Jay Z, won the President's Award for his public service achievements.
Prior to this both husband and wife were honored by GLAAD Media Awards, for supporting the LGBTQ community.