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Beyoncé Thanks Her Uncle Johnny & Queer Community During Grammy Speech

Beyoncé Thanks Her Uncle Johnny & Queer Community During Grammy Speech


Queen Bey delivered an emotional speech and expressed her gratitude for the LGBTQ+ community.

On Sunday, February 5, Beyoncé became the most-decorated artist of all time during the 65th Annual Grammy Awards.

Over the course of the ceremony, Beyoncé won Grammy Awards for Best Dance/Electronic Recording, Best Traditional R&B Performance, and Best R&B Song, which placed her in a tie for most Grammy wins. After winning one more trophy for Renaissance in the Best Dance/Electronic Album category, Beyoncé broke the tie and became the most-awarded artist in the history of the ceremony.

In her acceptance speech, Beyoncé thanked her late uncle Johnny and also the queer community, which heavily inspired Renaissance. Read Beyoncé’s full acceptance speech below.

“Thank you so much. I’m trying not to be too emotional, and I’m trying to just receive this night. I wanna thank God for protecting me… thank you God. I’d like to thank my Uncle Johnny, who’s not here, but he’s here in spirit. I’d like to thank my parents, my father, my mother, for loving me and pushing me. I’d like to thank my beautiful husband, my beautiful three children who are at home watching. I’d like to thank the queer community for your love, and for inventing the genre. God bless you. Thank you so much to the Grammys, thank you."

This was a truly historic night for Beyoncé after having a roller-coaster relationship with the Grammy Awards over the years. Despite receiving so many nominations and becoming the most-decorated artist of all time in the history of the award, fans have been long complained about Queen Bey not getting her dues in some of the main categories of the ceremony.

Nonetheless, Beyoncé still made history at the 2023 Grammy Awards and now holds a record that she will surely keep extending for years to come.

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