BET Awards 2024: ICYMI: Usher's Lifetime Achievement Award Speech

If you missed Usher's acceptance speech, you can watch it now!

Last night, during the BET Awards 2024, Usher was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The award came on the heels of an epic year, during which Usher was celebrated by an audience of his peers and fans. Unfortunately, technical issues prevented many at home from hearing the full speech; below is a statement from BET:

"Celebrating global icon USHER on our stage with a star-studded tribute and having him accept his award with a heartfelt speech was an honor. Due to an audio malfunction during the LIVE telecast, portions of his speech were inadvertently muted. We extend our sincere apologies to USHER as we couldn't be more grateful for his participation in Culture's Biggest Night. Fans can catch his full uninterrupted speech across BET platforms and tonight’s encore on BET."

One of the most spectacular parts of the night came when the award-winning artist was celebrated by Childish Gambino, Keke Palmer, Summer Walker, Coco Jones, Chlöe, Tinashe, Teyana Taylor, Victoria Monet, Latto in a musical tribute.

After the tribute, Usher was surrounded by those who have supported him throughout his career, which started when he was a mere teen. From Babyface to LA Reid, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, these men were instrumental in making him the artist he is today.

As he accepted the award, Usher's speech was emotional and poignant. He thanked his longtime team, family, and those who've had his back for decades.

If you can't wait until tonight to rewatch the spectacular show, you can watch the speech below! BET Awards 2024 encores tonight at 8 PM ET on BET.

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