Queen Bey joined the broadcast in front of a stunning sunset.
- Beyoncé joined Lady Gaga’s One World: Together at Home live broadcast to deliver an important message.
- The superstar thanked healthcare staff and essential workers who continue to keep people all over the world safe.
- Beyoncé also emphasized the devastating affect that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on African American communities.
Beyoncé used her appearance on One World: Together at Home to thank everyone who continues to work so that the majority of people can stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The singer filmed the video message on behalf of Lady Gaga, Global Citizen, and the World Health Organisation (WHO). In particular, Beyoncé highlighted the disproportionate number of African American citizens who have been affected by the pandemic.
Read Beyoncé’s message in full:
“Tonight, we celebrate true heroes, those who are making the ultimate sacrifice to keep us all safe, fed, and healthy. To the doctors, the nurses, and other healthcare workers who are away from their families, taking care of ours, we continue to pray for your safety.
To those in the food industry, mail carriers, sanitation employees, who are working so that we can be safe in our homes, we thank you for your selfless service.
Black Americans disproportionately belong to these essential parts of the workforce that do not have the luxury of working from home. And African American communities at large have been severely affected in this crisis. Those with preexisting conditions are at an even higher risk. This virus is killing black people in an alarmingly high rate here in America. A recent report from my home city Houston, Texas it showed that COVID-19 deaths within Houston city limits, 57 percent of fatal cases are African American.
Please protect yourselves. We are one family, and we need you. We need your voices, your abilities, and your strength all over this world. I know it’s very hard, but be patient, stay encouraged, stay positive, and continue to pray for our heroes. Goodnight, and God bless you.”