The biggest weekend in Hip-Hop and R&B concluded on Sunday with the 17th annual BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
The 31-year-old entertainer won the BET Centric Award for her song "Cranes in the Sky".
This video clip, which highlights Chance's work with the young people of Chicago and concludes with Obama's remarks, is online here.
During his acceptance speech, Chance made an impassioned plea to the federal government, juries and courts, and a number of other institutions to deliver justice to black people - those locked up for minor drug offenses, those killed by police, and schools getting screwed by higher-ups. He gave a shout-out to fellow nominee Chance the Rapper, who earned the humanitarian award at the age of 24. They picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Bobby Brown used the group's acceptance speech to thank fans for their longstanding support.
Kendrick Lamar took home the award for best male hip hop artist and paid tribute to Mobb Deep's Prodigy, who died last week.
NY rapper Prodigy, who died last week, was remembered in words by his Mobb Deep partner Havoc and Lil Kim, who appeared on the remix of the memorable Mobb Deep hit, "Quiet Storm".
- BET (@BET) June 26, 2017When that New Edition tribute was lit but you still a grown ass man.
DJ Khaled's 8-month-old son, who has already amassed nearly one million followers on Instagram, was on stage for his dad's performance of "I'm the One", alongside Quavo, Lil Wayne and Chance the Rapper.
She added: "We are so incredibly proud of you Chance".
The R&B band performed a medley of their songs "Mr Telephone Man", "Can You Stand The Rain" and "If It Isn't Love".
Technical difficulties: SZA's lush, seductive set towards the end of the show was one of the night's best vocal performances, but sadly it won't be her rendition of "The Weekend" that stays with viewers who are much more likely to remember the glaring technical difficulties that forced the singer to stop and restart her performance.