Queen Bey revealed her real motivation behind Lemonade as she accepted her first award of the night.
Beyonce completely took over the 2017 Grammy Awards with her breathtaking performance, but she didn’t stop there.
Taking to the stage dipped in gold from head to toe to accept the award for Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade, the future mother-of-three used the moment to remind everyone listening about the importance of representation in pop culture, placing a particular emphasis on the message as it pertains to young women and girls of color.
“My intention for the film and the album was to create a body of work that would give a voice to our pain, our struggles our darkness and our history” Bey said, as an adorable Blue Ivy applauded her from the audience. “To confront issues that make us uncomfortable.”
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“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 through their own families, as well as the news, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the White House and the Grammys and see themselves,” she added. “And have no doubt that they’re beautiful, intelligent and capable.”
Watch the unforgettable moment in full below.
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