Published: Mon, June 26, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Watch Michelle Obama Honor Chance The Rapper At The BET Awards

Watch Michelle Obama Honor Chance The Rapper At The BET Awards

Before accepting an award, Chance received an intro from Chairman and CEO of BET, Debra L. Lee.

Beyonce was the most nominated artiste and although she missed the event (thanks to new babies), she was able to sweep the Best Female R&B/Pop, Best Album and the Coca Cola Viewers Choice Awards, all for her record-breaking Lemonade album.

"I know I've been through some s-", Brown said. She said, "because of you, countless young people will grow up believing in themselves, fulfilling their God-given potential and then reaching back and lifting up other people along the way".

Ma, born Reminisence Smith, was convicted of intentional assault in 2008 for shooting Makeda Barnes Joseph in a dispute over $3,000.

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Since her release, Ma has been busy putting out music, including a collaborative album with Fat joe titled, "Playa o Plomo".

Ma previously won the award in 2005.

Kendrick Lamar picked up best male hip hop artist, while three first-time winners arrived in the shape of Solange, who won the Centric Award for "Cranes in the Sky", Migos who won Best New Group and Best Collaboration for "Bad and Boujee" featuring Lil Uzi Vert, and Chance the Rapper who took away Best New Artist.

Nominees for best male hip hop artist are Kendrick Lamar, Drake, J. Cole, Chance the Rapper, Future and Big Sean. "I'm constantly inspired for the work that you put in".

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Although Chance the Rapper missed out on winning best male hip hop artist, he was still a big victor Sunday night.

New Edition, who had success with their BET biopic this year, will receive the lifetime achievement award, while Chance the Rapper will earn the humanitarian award.

The rapper is also from Chicago and Mrs. Obama began by expressing her sorrow that she "and Barack" couldn't be there in person.

She concluded by calling Chance an "outstanding role model, and an inspiration to all of us who care about our next generation". "It feels a little bit.early to be getting something like this, but my God doesn't make mistakes", Chance said during his candid acceptance speech. I am so pleased and honored to honor Tamika who works daily to highlight the many contributions that women continue to make around the world. He got people in the audience up on their feet cheering when he spoke about the need for these institutions to deliver justice - "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".

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He went on to criticize the Chicago public school system and the lack of convictions in police shooting cases before vowing to spend more time with loved ones.

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