The second annual Wearable Art Gala, in Los Angeles was a memorable night. Not only did Blue Ivy become an art auction expert, but the event honored Beyoncé for her humanitarian work. In the clip above, Beyoncé can be seen on stage with Hannah Brammer, a young fan with brittle bones who Beyoncé has sent birthday wishes to for years.
In an emotional speech, Beyoncé accepted the award and said that she never feels that awards should be given out for the kind of humanitarian work that she does, because "the giving is the reward and that’s enough."
"I try to keep my charitable work quiet because I feel like these things should come from the goodness of your heart and nothing orchestrated as a campaign," continued Beyoncé. "And if I’m honored, I keep it quiet because I feel like I could be doing more.”
Beyoncé credited her mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, the director of the Wearable Art Gala, with teaching her the value of giving back. Knowles-Lawson, and her husband Richard Lawson, are the co-directors of the event, which benefits the WACO Theater Center.
"I love you, I am inspired by you," said Michelle Obama, in remarks recorded for the event. "I’m so honored and proud of everything that you have achieved and everything that you have contributed to our country and our world.”
Watch clips of the speech, and Michelle Obama's remarks, above and below.