For the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, Houston rapper Trae The Fact will obtain the second-ever Change Maker Award for his philanthropic work and social justice advocacy. His recognition comes after Killer Mike, who was honored as the primary Change Maker recipient on the 2020 Billboard Music Awards.
Trae will likely be offered with the honour by clothier, entrepreneur and philanthropist Ms.Tina Knowles-Lawson throughout the Billboard Music Awards broadcast on Sunday (Might 23) at eight PM ET.
“The sensation hasn’t absolutely settled in however to be acknowledged at a degree is so superb,” Trae tells BET.com in an interview. “I argue with folks on a regular basis, I don’t assume I’m an activist. I’m Trae. Those that know me know I’ve at all times been a fighter. I’ve at all times had one of many greatest hearts. I’ve at all times stood for one thing,” he continues.
The 40-year-old Houston native has had his ft on the bottom in his group and has introduced aid all around the Texas metropolis for the final 20 years.
“I’ve been doing this,” Trae mentioned. “I feel it’s simply that social media [put its] magnifying glasses [on it].
From founding his charity Angel By Nature within the early 2000s that’s aimed toward serving to the youth of Texas, Trae additionally created The Reduction Gang to offer catastrophe aid to households after Hurricane Harvey destroyed his Houston group in 2017.
The mom of singer-songwriters, Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, Tina Knowles-Lawson additionally shares a ardour for philanthropy and most lately launched the non-profit WACO Theater Middle in Los Angeles, which is “devoted to the empowerment of artists inside a diversified pool of LA communities” in response to her biography.
Along with her WACO Theater Middle in LA, Ms. Tina’s Wearable Artwork Gala is scheduled for subsequent yr, the branded signature occasion blends the worlds of artwork, trend and leisure.
Tune in to the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (Might 23) at eight PM ET on NBC.