Beyoncé won the Best Urban Contemporary Album at last nights 59th Grammy award show. She graced the stage wearing all gold from head to toe as she elegantly embraced her pregnant belly and with poise, she articulated her heartfelt speech:
Thank you to the Grammy voters for this incredible honor. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to beautifully capture the profundity of deep southern culture. I thank God for my family; my wonderful husband, my beautiful daughter, my fans for bringing me so much happiness and support. We all experience pain and loss and often we become inaudible. My intention for the film and album was to create a body of work that will give a voice to our pain. Our struggles. Our darkness and our history. To confront issues that make us uncomfortable.
I feel its vital that we learn from the past and recognize our tendencies to repeat our mistakes.… Click To Tweet
It’s important to me to show images to my children that reflect their beauty so they can grow up in a world where they look in the mirror; first to their own families as well as the news, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the White House and the Grammys and see themselves and have no doubt that their beautiful, intelligent and capable. This is something I want for every child of every race and I feel its vital that we learn from the past and recognize our tendencies to repeat our mistakes. Thank you again for honoring Lemonade. Have a beautiful evening. Thank you for tonight. This is incredible.
WATCH Beyoncé’s Acceptance Speech Below: