Killer Mike's Passionate 2024 BET Awards Speech: 'This Win Is Ours'

Killer Mike triumphs at BET, inspiring change and unity

by Zain ul Abedin
Killer Mike's Passionate 2024 BET Awards Speech: 'This Win Is Ours'
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Killer Mike triumphed at this year’s BET Awards held in Los Angeles, clinching the Album of the Year award for his latest hit, "MICHAEL." This year’s Bet Award saw traditions compete against each other hard with other top contenders such as Chris Brown, Gunna, 21 Savage, Usher, Drake, Victoria Monét, and Nicki Minaj.

All the artists offered great contenders, thus making the final decision highly anticipated. The event took place at the landmark venue of Peacock Theatre, and such artists as Megan Thee Stallion and GloRilla, Ice Spice, and Ms Lauryn Hill performed, which added a festive bent to the occasion.

Taraji P. Henson, as the evening’s host, brought what was expected of her and a sort of glamour to the event’s proceedings. The victory was not only for Killer Mike but also a moment of appreciation from society.

During his acceptance speech, he received the fellow black artists with words of profound gratitude and thankfulness. "Thank you for seeing me, Black people. Thank You," he said to his family and to his manager, who stick with him throughout the process.

Accepting the award was not only a thank you speech to the fans but also an account of the trials that the artiste had faced, a time he had nearly been arrested at the Grammy Awards session. Firmly, he announced, "I’m back and I’m living," gratitude shown through his words toward the black community and BET.

Unity and Empowerment

His words resonated with a broader message of unity and representation: "I am a representation of one of the finest things that God has ever made," Killer Mike quickly reminded everyone that his success is for everyone in the arena and at home.

Ending his performance, Killer Mike turned to his political side for a moment and encouraged people to focus more on local elections. He stressed to keep updated for local authorities like the members of the city council or prosecutors and be active in the democratic process.

This major victory comes on the heels of learning that no charges would be filed against him in connection with his Grammy night arrest. However, at that time, Killer Mike had been involved in the altercation and had said that it was caused by his confrontation with the security guards but had denied any wrong doings and was assured by his legal team that he would be cleared.

The 2024 BET Awards was hosted by Taraji P. Henson and witnessed performances from Megan Thee Stallion, GloRilla, Ice Spice, Latto, Ms. Lauryn Hill and many… The event took place in Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles live on June 30 at the time of 8 p. m. ET/PT.