Lil Baby continues to gain recognition on and off the stage. On Thursday night, the rapper received the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award at the 2nd Annual Music in Action Gala benefiting the Black Music Action Coalition. According to Billboard, Baby received awards for her social and racial justice efforts. Roommate, you’ll know Baby is truly dedicated to the community.
The award highlights his annual “Back to School Festival” at Atlanta’s West End Shopping Center. The festival is in partnership with Goodr, where they provide over 3,000 local children with music, games, carnival games, food, backpacks, school supplies and haircuts. In addition, Baby also worked with Atlanta restaurant owner Lemont Bradley to provide 100 youth jobs and established a $150,000 “My Turn” scholarship program for students at her former high school. me.
The ‘My Turn’ rapper walked onto the stage to accept his award and received a standing ovation from the audience totaling 600 people. Wearing a black suit, Baby said,
“Honestly, I don’t know what humanitarianism is, but when I looked at it and started reading, I understood that I was really humanitarian.” He added, “I just want to say that I appreciate everyone here because nothing we are doing or trying to do can be done by one person. It will bring us all together and together. “
The gala dinner is a star-studded event. Throughout the evening, presenters scattered additional awards via video, including Anthony Hamilton as well as Brandy, Chuck D and D Nice. Other highlights from the evening included 300 Entertainment’s Kevin Liles and Recording Academy director Harvey Mason, Panos A. Panay, and former Valeisha Butterfield Jones co-president receiving the Social Impact Award.
Congratulations, Lil Baby!