CHANCE THE Rapper became the youngest recipient of the Humanitarian Award in the 16-year history of the BET Awards last night (June 25).
The 24-year-old Chicago-born rapper was honoured with the gong for “positively impacting both local and national communities,” most notably Chicago public schools, to which he donated $1 million this past March.
The Coloring Book star was also recognised by America’s former first lady Michelle Obama who said he was an “outstanding role model and an inspiration to all of us who care about our next generation”.
In a special videotaped message, she added: “We are so incredibly proud of you, Chance.”
Chance called the moment overwhelming before going on to deliver a three-minute speech “from the heart.”
“It feels a little early to get something like this, but my God doesn’t make mistakes,” he said.
He later added: “I’m a good man, and I’m gonna become a better man.”