Beyoncéhad an incredible successful night at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, first taking the stage for a jaw-dropping performance, and shortly after, winning Best Urban Contemporary Album with Lemonade.
Her acceptance speech was just as special as you would image, and is worth reading over and over. So, we transcribed every word for you:
“Thank you to the Grammy voters for this incredible honor,” she began. “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 would give a voice to our pain, our struggles, our darkness, and our history. To confront issues that make us uncomfortable. It is important to me to show images to my children that reflect their beauty so that they can grow up in a world where they look in the mirror first to their own families, as well as the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the White House, and the Grammys and see themselves, and have no doubt that they are beautiful, intelligent, and capable. This is something i want for every child of every race and I think 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 tonight, this is incredible.”