Beyoncé’s commencement speech was more than a congratulatory speech to the Class of 2020.
YouTube Originals “Dear Class of 2020,” a virtual commencement celebration bringing together inspirational leaders, celebrities, and YouTube creators to celebrate graduates, their families, and their communities.
Beyoncé offered some words of wisdom during the commencement speech for the class of 2020 graduates. Today, the singer stressed that graduates need to build their own stage and “make the world see them”.
“You have arrived here in the middle of a global crisis, a racial pandemic and worldwide expression of outrage at the senseless killing of yet another unarmed black human being. And you still made it. We’re so proud of you,” Beyoncé said. “Thank you for using your collective voice and letting the world know that black lives matter.”
Speaking on sexism and lack of diversity in the music industry, Beyoncé shared what incited her decision to start her own company, “Parkwood Entertainment”. “Not enough black women had a seat at the table, so I had to go and chop down that wood and build my own table,” Beyoncé said.
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