BET has announced that Chance the Rapper will be the recipient of the BET Humanitarian Award at the upcoming 2017 BET Awards. It’s yet another accolade for the Coloring Book rapper who has been a force in the global community as well as behind the microphone.
Chance is being recognized for “positively impacting both local and national communities” with his support of “impactful educational, social and political initiatives.”
“It’s an immense honor & I’m inspired to do so much more after receiving this,” the Chicago artist wrote in a tweet.
Back in March, the 24-year-old GRAMMY winner announced he will donate $1 million to Chicago Public Schools as a “call to action.” He has also raised more than $2 million for through his Social Works organization.
Past recipients of the award include Quincy Jones, Al Sharpton, and Muhammad Ali.