BET has announced that it will be honoring Beyonce as the winner of their Humanitarian Award at the 2020 BET Awards Show. Beyonce is being recognized primarily for her work with the BeyGOOD Foundation, which has sponsored various initiatives since 2019, including Formation Scholars, which aims to empower young women.
Bey has also partnered with UNICEF to create “BeyGood4Burundi,” a multi-year clean water initiative in East Africa and created the Homecoming Scholars Award Program which supports students at eight HBCU colleges and universities.
Most recently, Bey and her mother launched the #IDIDMYPART initiative to encourage Houston residents to get tested for coronavirus and has donated to several Covid-19 mutual aid funds.
The 2020 BET Awards, hosted by Amanda Seales, will also feature a Kobe Bryant tribute from Lil Wayne and a Little Richard tribute from Wayne Brady. Previously announced performers include Lil Wayne, Alicia Keys, Megan Thee Stallion, Nas, Roddy Ricch, Chloe x Halle, DaBaby, Jay Rock, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Public Enemy, Questlove, Rapsody, Summer Walker, Usher and YG, among others. The event will simulcast live on BET and CBS on June 28 at 8 p.m. ET.
Check out the full list of nominees here.