Little baby continues to gain recognition as an artist on and off the stage. On Thursday night, the rapper received the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award at the 2nd Annual Music in Action Awards gala to benefit the Black Music Action Coalition. According Billboard, Baby received the award for his social and racial justice efforts. Roommates, you’ll know Baby is loyal to giving back to the community.
The award highlighted its annual “Back to School Fest” at Atlanta’s West End Mall. The festival partnered with Goodr, where they provided more than 3,000 local children with music, games, carnival rides, food, backpacks, school supplies and haircuts. Additionally, Baby also worked with Atlanta restaurateur Lemont Bradley to provide 100 jobs for young adults and created the $150,000 “My Turn” scholarship program for students at his former high school.
The “My Turn” rapper took the stage to accept his award and was greeted with a round of applause from a crowd of 600. Dressed in a black suit, baby said,
“Honestly, I didn’t know what a humanitarian was, but upon closer inspection and starting to read, I realized that I am in fact a humanitarian.” He added: “I just want to say that I appreciate everyone here because nothing we do or try to do can be done by one person. We’re all going to have to stick together and stick together. together.
The gala was a star-studded event. Throughout the evening, additional awards were handed out by presenters via video, including Anthony Hamilton as well as Brandy, Chuck D and D Nice. Other highlights of the night included 300 Entertainment’s Kevin Liles and Harvey Mason jr. of the Recording Academy, Panos A. Panay and former Co-Chair Valeisha Butterfield Jones receiving the Social Impact Awards.
Congratulations, Lil Baby!