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Check Out The Weeknd’s Emotional Acceptance Speech for Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award

The Weeknd got real emotional at the 2021 Music in Action Awards in Los Angeles, where he received the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award.

The honour was because of his effort to use his art to “call attention to racial and social injustice and raise awareness globally.”

“I actually first met Quincy Jones in Vegas a long time ago,” he said after a video from Quincy greeted him. “He pulled up to one of my club shows, and when I got off stage, he was waiting on the side. I was so excited to meet him, and there were fans on the other side screaming and trying to get my attention, but I was so focused on him.”

The Weeknd added that Quincy Jones is behind some of the most successful records of all time.

“[Quincy] said, ‘Go take pictures, sign autographs, and I’ll still be here waiting. They’re just more important.’ And it stuck with me until this day,” the Weeknd said. “He was teaching me a lesson in that moment that nothing is more important than the people, and giving back is always better than receiving.”

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