Watch Beyoncé's Moving Speech To The American Graduating Class Of 2020

  • Watch Beyoncé's Moving Speech To The American Graduating Class Of 2020
    POSTED Jun 09 2020
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    Beyoncé. Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Shawn Carter Foundation

    Graduation ceremonies in America look a little different at the moment because of the coronavirus - with virtual graduation ceremonies taking place instead of in-person ones.

    One benefit of this, however, has been celebrity appearances, with Beyoncé giving a speech for 2020 graduates as part of YouTube's Dear Class of 2020 event, telling graduates "we're so proud of you."

    "Congratulations to the class of 2020, 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.

    "Thank you for using your collective voice and letting the worlds know that Black lives matter. The killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many others have left us all broken. It has left the entire country searching for answers. We've seen that our collective hearts, when put to positive action, could start the wheels of change. Real change has started with you, this new generation of high school and college graduates who we celebrate today."

    Lizzo opened the event with a performance of Pomp and Circumstance, playing her signature flute. She was joined by the New York Philharmonic, which Lizzo says was a "high school dream come true."

    READ MORE: Keep Yourself Entertained By Learning Some Of Beyoncé’s Best Dance Breaks

    Her flute, Sasha Flute, (which has its own Instagram) took to social media to congratulate the Class of 2020, which has to take the cake for the best congratulatory post.

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    IM THE FIRST FLOOT TO PLAY W THE @nyphilharmonic !!!! ???? BLACK LIVES MATTER AND I LOVE YOUUUUUU

    A post shared by Sasha Flute (@sashabefluting) on

     

    Check out Lizzo's performance below - it's great to see that even in such strange times, events like these are still able to be organised.

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Beyonce
Beyoncé. Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Shawn Carter Foundation

Graduation ceremonies in America look a little different at the moment because of the coronavirus - with virtual graduation ceremonies taking place instead of in-person ones.

One benefit of this, however, has been celebrity appearances, with Beyoncé giving a speech for 2020 graduates as part of YouTube's Dear Class of 2020 event, telling graduates "we're so proud of you."

"Congratulations to the class of 2020, 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.

"Thank you for using your collective voice and letting the worlds know that Black lives matter. The killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many others have left us all broken. It has left the entire country searching for answers. We've seen that our collective hearts, when put to positive action, could start the wheels of change. Real change has started with you, this new generation of high school and college graduates who we celebrate today."

Lizzo opened the event with a performance of Pomp and Circumstance, playing her signature flute. She was joined by the New York Philharmonic, which Lizzo says was a "high school dream come true."

READ MORE: Keep Yourself Entertained By Learning Some Of Beyoncé’s Best Dance Breaks

Her flute, Sasha Flute, (which has its own Instagram) took to social media to congratulate the Class of 2020, which has to take the cake for the best congratulatory post.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IM THE FIRST FLOOT TO PLAY W THE @nyphilharmonic !!!! ???? BLACK LIVES MATTER AND I LOVE YOUUUUUU

A post shared by Sasha Flute (@sashabefluting) on

 

Check out Lizzo's performance below - it's great to see that even in such strange times, events like these are still able to be organised.

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