She’s Beyoncé, hear her roar.
The “Drunk In Love” singer proved just how irreplaceable she is while being honored at the NAACP Awards.
The ceremony by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People acknowledges African-American achievements in the industries of film, television, and music.
Beyoncé was named as Entertainer of the Year, triumphing over NBA player LeBron James, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler and star Chadwick Boseman, and If Beale Street Could Talk actress Regina King, who recently won an Oscar for the role.
The multiple Grammy Award winner chose to pay respect to her fellow nominees during her speech.
“Regina King, I love you so much, you’ve taught us patience, persistence and how to be masterful in your craft,” she said. “Chadwick Boseman is teaching children to dream and to see themselves as kings. LeBron James has taught us that strength of all forms and leading by example and providing education for our kids. Ryan Coogler tells our stories in a way that celebrates our history, and proves that we do have power at the box office.”
It was also a big night for Beyoncé’s husband Jay Z, who was honored with the President’s Award. He dedicated his award to his 93-year-old grandmother Hattie and said that he grew up in a household with strong women who made him think that anything could be accomplished.