The 2021 Soul Train Awards were packed with incredible highlights, but Jazmine Sullivan’s acceptance speech definitely stands out! The R&B singer won the Album of the Year award for Tales of Heux, which embodies the different paths towards self-acceptance that black women experience. During Sullivan’s speech on Sunday night, she candidly admitted that she felt “uncomfortable” to be back on stage due to her weight gain amid the pandemic and hardly showed up. at the show. However, she took the strength of her own album to accept her well-deserved award.
“I wrote this project for women to love each other no matter what stage of life they are in,” Sullvan told the crowd. “You have to love yourself, especially because society would like us – especially black women – to love nothing about ourselves. I realize I can’t just talk about it, I have to be there.” Throughout the night, black women were truly honored and encouraged by each other at the Soul Train Awards. Keep scrolling to watch Sullivan’s speech, as well as hear words of wisdom from Ashanti and Normani!