BET Awards 2020 highlights: Beyonce gives rousing anti-racism speech

Beyonce urged fans to “vote like our life depends on it” as she delivered an impassioned address calling for the dismantling of “a racist and unequal system”. The pop star was honoured with the humanitarian prize at the BET Awards, with former first lady Michelle Obama praising her “generosity of spirit” and drive to “demand justice for black lives.” The 20th annual ceremony, which celebrates black artists, took place virtually against the backdrop of sweeping protests against racial inequality and a still-raging pandemic. During her rousing acceptance speech, delivered via a video address, Beyonce praised protesters who took to the streets following the death of George Floyd and urged people to vote ahead of November’s presidential election.