The BET Awards aired on Sunday night, and while accepting the Humanitarian Award, Beyonce urged her fans to vote -- telling viewers our lives depend on it.
"Thank you so much for this beautiful award," she said virtually. "I want to dedicate this award to all my brothers and sisters out there, inspiring, marching and fighting for change. Your voices are being heard. You're proving to your ancestors that their struggles were not in vain. We have one more thing we have to do, and that is to vote."
She continued, "I'm encouraging you to continue to take action, continue to change and dismantle a racist and unequal system. We have to continue to do this together, to fight for each other and lift each other up. There are people banking on us staying a home during local elections and primaries. We have to vote like our life depends on it -- because it does."