Yara Shahidi isn’t shy about getting political on stage at an award show. She’ll even find a way to bring politics to the Teen Choice Awards if she gets a chance. The Maxine Waters fangirl has a lot to say, and her acceptance speech at BET’s Black Girls Rock event on Tuesday was another chance for her to sound off.
“I love this room because it is full of love that I can feel. I love this room because it is steeped inspiration and filled with an expectation of greatness,” Yara said as she accepted the “Young Gifted & Black” award.