Last night, Beyoncé showed support for Colin Kaepernick at the 2017 Sports Illustrated awards.
In a surprise appearance, Queen B presented the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback with Sports Illustrated‘s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award.
The award which was announced by Trevor Noah is given to an athlete who uses their platform to promote change.
Speaking on Colin, Bey said:
It feels so good to be here on such a special night of appreciation. Thank you Colin Kaepernick. Thank you for your selfless heart and your conviction. Thank you for your personal sacrifice, Colin took action with no fear of consequence or repercussion, only hope to change the world for the better.
To change perception, to change the way we treat each other, especially people of color. We’re still waiting for the world to catch up…His message is solely focused on social injustice for historically disenfranchised people. Let’s not get that mistaken.
See more photos from the event below:
Photo Credit: GettyImages/Slaven Vlasic