Written By Damilola Faustino
BET has announced that Chance the Rapper will be honoured with the BET Humanitarian Award at the 2017 BET Awards which takes place on June 25 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
According to BET, Chance is being awarded for “positively impacting both local and national communities and pushing forward impactful educational, social and political initiatives.”
Chance deserves this award because in March, he donated $1 million to Chicago Public Schools and has so far raised more than $2 million for charity through his Social Works organization.
Other recipients of the BET Humanitarian Award include Al Sharpton, Quincy Jones, and Muhammad Ali.
Responding to the honour via a tweet, Chance said: “It’s an immense honor & I’m inspired to do so much more after receiving this.”