This year鈥檚 BET Awards were packed full of amazing moments, from Beyonc茅鈥檚 surprise performance to the many Prince tributes. But the morning after, there鈥檚 really only one thing that EVERYONE is talking about. When Grey鈥檚 Anatomy star Jesse Williams stepped onto the stage to accept the Humanitarian Award, no one expected the depth of what was about to happen. Delivering a statement addressing racial issues, Jesse made what is being called one of the most memorable speeches of the award鈥檚 history, and you can definitely believe that once you see it (below) and when you check out how celebs responded with praise (and a little controversy).

Jesse Williams _ BET Awards 2016

鈥淣ow 鈥 this award, this is not for me. This is for the real organizers all over the country, the activists, the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents, the families, the teachers, the students that are realizing that a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do. Alright? It鈥檚 kind of basic mathematics,鈥 Jesse began, before going on to speak about racial struggles, the daunting issues Black women face (鈥渨e can and will do better for you鈥), and recent victims of anti-Black violence: Tamir Rice, Rekia Boyd, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland and Dorian Hunt (names we all need to recognize). You can check out the speech below (and you definitely should whether you鈥檙e seeing for the first time or the 10th).

Obviously as moved as we were at home, the celebs came out fast and hard to praise Jesse Williams and his powerful words.

Although there was also a little controversy caused by Justin Timberlake, who didn鈥檛 respond too well to a tweeter who called him out on racial and cultural appropriation.

https://twitter.com/jtimberlake/status/747276674073395200

Justin, in turn, did the celeb-backpedal.

Check out Jesse鈥檚 speech below and get up with the crowd to give him a standing ovation. 鈥淛ust because we鈥檙e magic doesn鈥檛 mean we鈥檙e not real.鈥 *chills*

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