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– Beyoncé accepted the Humanitarian Award at this year’s BET Awards and looked stunning while delivering her speech for the virtual ceremony.
– The pop star donned a layered crystal choker, strapless bustier, and sleek and shining strands for her appearance at the awards show.
– She dedicated her award to the people fighting for change and encouraged viewers to vote to “dismantle a racist and unequal system.”
Fans were able to receive a closer look at Beyoncé’s 2020 BET Awards ensemble yesterday. Queen Bey’s stylist, Zerina Akers, took to Instagram to share a full-length look at the pop star’s acceptance outfit, including a stunning, curve-hugging, ruffled velvet-and-tulle gown by Alessandra Rich; a crystal pendant choker; and sheer and sexy matching mesh gloves. Beyoncé’s beauty glam for the evening was courtesy of makeup artist Rokael Lizama.
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No one can outdo Beyoncé—except, of course, Beyoncé herself.
The “Black Parade” singer looked absolutely stunning while accepting this year’s Humanitarian Award at the 2020 BET Awards on Sunday night. For her speech, the superstar wore her hair in shining, sleek strands parted down the middle, and donned a layered crystal choker necklace with a black strapless bustier while rocking her signature soft glam beauty look.
Bey’s perfectly flushed cheeks, bronzed eyes, and impeccable glow immediately had us questioning whether her go to makeup artist, Sir John, has been potentially quarantining with the singer these last few weeks because her face beat was simply sublime.
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Social media users quickly took to Twitter to praise the star’s glam for the special night, even far before she officially appeared on screen to accept her award.
“Category is beauty and Beyoncé will always be winning,” quipped one Twitter user.
“Beyoncé drinks from the Fountain of Youth #BETAwards,” wrote another.
After being introduced by her friend and former first lady Michelle Obama, Beyoncé used her acceptance speech to speak out on the importance of the Black community heading out to the polls this November for the upcoming presidential election.
“I want to dedicate this award to all my brothers out there, all of my sisters out there inspiring, marching, and fighting for change. Your voices are being heard and you’re proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain. Now we have one more thing we need to do to walk in our true power—and that is to vote,” said Beyoncé during her address. “I’m encouraging you to continue to take action, continue to change, and dismantle a racist and unequal system. We have to continue to do this together, continue to fight for each other and lift each other up because there are people banking on us staying at home during local elections and primaries happening the States across the country. We have to vote like our life depends on it, because it does. So please continue to be the change you want to see.”
Beyoncé’s appearance at the awards show follows the news that her new visual album, Black Is King, will be premiering on Disney+ on July 31st. Per Variety, the upcoming film is set to be a “celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience” as well as “a story for the ages that informs and rebuilds the present.”
This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.