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Tina Knowles Lawson Accepted Beyoncé's BET Award Like A Total Boss

Slay, Tina!

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Unfortunately, Bey already left the building before she won Video Of The Year for "Formation" and the Viewers' Choice Award. Luckily, Tina Knowles Lawson went on stage to accept the award on her daughter's behalf.


And then she made a beautiful statement about appreciating our favorite musical artists while they're alive.

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"I just want to say one other thing. Tonight the tribute was absolutely beautiful to Prince...We've lost a couple of our other greatest entertainers, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, gone way too soon. I'm hoping that we will celebrate them while we're alive. My grandma used to say, 'Give me my flowers while I'm alive so I can smell them.' Let's give our flowers to our artists who give so much and dedicate so much of their lives to entertain us. Let's let them smell the flowers while they're alive."