The Evening Standard

Beyonce urges fans to vote like “our lives depend on it”

June 29, 2020

Beyonce urging fans to get out and make their voices heard as she gave a passionate call for the breakdown of “a racist and unequal system”.

She was honoured with the humanitarian prize at the BET Awards, with former first lady Michelle Obama among those paying tribute.

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 acceptance speech, delivered via a video address, Beyonce praised protesters who took to the streets following the death of George Floyd and insists people get out to vote ahead of November’s presidential election.