Before heading up to the stage to accept his NAACP President’s Award, Hip-hop mogul, Jay-Z, shared a sweet kiss with his wife Beyonce.
The rapper was honored at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Saturday night with the special award.
Jay-Z started off his speech with a joke. He said he wanted to quote a “kind-hearted president” but paused for a moment. The audience laughed for a few moments and he said, “I was talking about Donald Glover”
Abraham Lincoln had a quote that said, ‘It’s not the amount of years in your life, it’s the amount of life in your years that count in the end.'”
He said the quote “embodied my beautiful grandmother who I would like to dedicate this award to, Hattie White.”
She is so full of life and she among other accomplishments, being super great and very tough, she raised seven kids, one little walk up in Brooklyn. 615 Lexington, started my life,” he said of his grandmother. “On top of that, her kids had kids and we all were raised in the same house. One household.”
Jay-Z told the audience that he asked how much money his grandma made and she told him “$20 a week. It was fine. You could do a lot with $20 in those days.” He mentioned his mom, Gloria Carter, and said, ” I grew up knowing that I could accomplish anything because of those strong women in my house. I would like to dedicate this award to those beautiful women. ”
The father of three then went to dedicate the award to his wife Beyoncé. “I’d like to dedicate this award to a beautiful woman in my life, Ms. Beyoncé.”
Queen Bey was wearing a stunning white pantsuit and he said he wanted to dedicate it to her “just because of the white suit.”
He finished off his speech, “Thank you to the NAACP for allowing me to forward this so she can put it on her mantle next to her favorite grandson. And then when she’s sneaking pork and her legs swell up, she can remember how much of a G she is.”
the President’s Award during the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
While on stage, the 49-year-old paid tribute to the ‘beautiful woman in my life, Beyonce,’ who herself won Entertainer Of The Year – and then joked that this was ‘just because of the white suit.’