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Beyoncé Talks About the Future of Her Children in Incredible Grammys Speech

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At the Grammys this past Sunday, Beyoncé opened up about her roots and being a mom during her acceptance speech when her record “Lemonade” was named the Best Urban Contemporary Album, which was obviously well deserved. The speech was given right after Beyoncé performed “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles,” all while baring her new baby bump.

Queen Bey made sure to say that “every child of every race” deserves a chance to succeed, to have dreams. She said:

“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 at 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 they’re beautiful, intelligent, and capable. This is something I want for every child of every race.”

There are few stars bigger than Beyoncé, which is why it’s incredibly important she does speak out about injustices, about current politics, about racial inequalities, because everyone needs to listen right now–and who better to listen to than a fiercely strong and independent black woman who believes in equality so much that she works for it?

Here is the full transcript below:

“Thank you so much. Hi baby. Thank you to the Grammy voters for this… Incredible honor, thank you to everyone who worked so hard to 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 would give a voice to our pain, our struggles, our darkness, and our history… to confront issues that make us uncomfortable. 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 at 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 they’re beautiful, intelligent, and capable. This is something I want for every child of every race.

I feel it’s 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.”

Also don’t forget to check out Blue Ivy watching her mom perform her dream–which is the greatest example a mom can give her daughter–below:

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