Jay-Z has been Chosen to relieve the President’s Award at the NAACP Image Awards hosted in Los Angeles on March 30th. The artist will be recognized for “special achievement and distinguished public service.”
Former Award holder include Jesse Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Soledad O’Brien, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Muhammad Ali. Donald Glover took home the prize last year.
Derrick Johnson, the CEO of the NAACP, said in a statement, “Shawn Carter has been committed to shedding light on the issues that plague the black community including systematic racism and unjust treatment under the law, utilizing his global platform to create everlasting change. There is no better time than now, as we celebrate our 50th year, to honor him with this award.”