That didn't stop stars like Beyoncé, who received the Humanitarian Award, from looking red carpet-worthy while calling in at home.
During this year's BET Awards, held virtually Sunday night, the 8-year-old took home the BET Her prize, making her the youngest victor in the award show's 20-year history.
"Ever since she was a little girl in Houston, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has been lighting up stages and gracing the world with her talent, with her generosity of spirit, and with her love for her community", Obama said.
She added. "You can see it in everything she does".
However, much to the shock of her fans, Lizzo believes, "I didn't win anything and still felt like a winner" and "this year, I have the honor of winning this prestigious award, but I will always feel like a victor because as long as you're winning in life, that's the only trophy you need".
Blue Ivy's collaboration with her mom talks about black and brown skin girls' positivity and natural beauty, with lyrics that say: "Brown skin girl, your skin just like pearls. Continue to change and dismantle the racist and unequal system".
Beyoncé dedicated her award to her "brothers and sisters out there inspiring me, marching and fighting for change".
She said in an impassioned speech: "Your voices are being heard and you're proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain", she said in a pre-recorded acceptance speech.
The singer, whose 2016 Super Bowl halftime performance included a tribute to a tribute to the Black Panthers and the Black Lives Matter movement, told viewers during the virtual awards ceremony to "vote like our life depends on it". Earlier this month, she released a song that celebrates Juneteenth called Black Parade that is also the name of a new directory of Black-owned enterprises she launched last week. "You inspire all of us".
The Grammy award-winning singer also took the opportunity to encourage her fans to take their fight to the next level by practicing their right to vote.
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