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Houston's Trae Tha Truth accepts Change Maker award at 2021 Billboard Music Awards

Trae Tha Truth wins the change maker award for his community work at the #BBMAs2021

Trae Tha Truth accepted the second-ever Change Maker Award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 23).

The honor was presented by Tina Knowles Lawson, who praised Trae as "a modern-day superhero."

Houston-based rapper and activist Trae Tha Truth with the second annual change maker award, first awarded to Killer Mike in 2020. "Trae Tha Truth is a modern-day superhero. He just doesn't wear the cape," Tina said while introducing the star, who has become a hometown hero in Houston, leading voter-registration drives, organizing demonstrations against police brutality, and standing up for those in need. "Trae Tha Truth is a legend in Houston with a heart as big as Texas. He's a talented rapper, a voice for social change, and a true humanitarian whose work touches cities across the country. His name is so fitting because Trae really is the truth."

"Another day, another blessing," Trae began his speech, thanking "the man up above" as well as his family, his team, his organizational partners, as well as Billboard for "taking the time to shed a light on me right now."

"Coming from where I come from, nothing was ever promised," he shared. "I always said, if I ever got in a position, I'd be there for those in need, whether it be assisting the little homies in music, whether it be assisting people in need of relief, or just fighting on the front line for those who can't fight for theyself."


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