Looks like JAY-Z will need to clear some space next to the platinum plaques and his Basquiats before this weekend! He’s about to get another very special award!
Yesterday the NAACP announced that Jigga will be honored with the President’s Award at their landmark 50th NAACP Image Awards.
NAACP President Derrick Johnson spoke highly of JAY in the press release announcing the honor:
“The President’s Award is an honor we carefully bestow upon an individual, maintaining its significance and commitment to recognizing excellence in service that directly affects our community…Shawn Carter has been committed to shedding light on the issues that plague the black community including systematic racism and unjust treatment under the law, utilizing his global platform to create everlasting change… There is no better time than now, as we celebrate our 50th year, to honor him with this award.”
The 50th NAACP Image Awards air at 8:00 PM CT this Saturday on TV One.
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Mogul and culture icon Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter will receive the prestigious President’s Award during the #ImageAwards50. The President’s Award is presented in recognition of a special achievement and distinguished public service. Tune in live on @tvonetv 9/8c #jayz #HOV 🙌🏽😎