Killer Mike To Receive Billboard Music Awards’ First-Ever Change Maker Award
Killer Mike will be the first artist to receive Billboard Music’s “Changer Maker” Award.
The award “honors the artist or group that speaks truth to power through their music, celebrity, and community.” said a Billboard press release. “They are socially conscious, politically aware, active in their community and charitable with time, money, and/or influence to improve the lives of others.”
The press release went on to detail the inaugural recipient, “Killer Mike’s dedication to equality, social justice and financial literacy in the Black community has catapulted him as a headlining figure of social responsibility and activism, as demonstrated in the wake of the slayings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Rashard Brooks.”
The award will be presented by Atlanta mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms during the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday (October 14th) at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. You can watch the Billboard Music Awards on NBC at 8 pm.
Did the Billboard Music Awards get it right? Who else would’ve been a good contender for the “Change Maker” award?