Jill Layton
June 26, 2017 2:12 pm

It’s been just over a week since Beyoncé and JAY-Z welcomed their twins into the world, and the internet has been throwing out guesses regarding the gender of the twins, their names, and when they were actually born. Fortunately, Beyoncé finally made her first public statement since giving birth, and as sweet as it is, we were hoping for a little something about the twins. (But we totally get why she chose not to mention them.)

At the BET Awards on Sunday night, Beyoncé won the Viewer’s Choice Award for Lemonade‘s “Sorry.” Since she’s a little preoccupied right now with tending to her newborns, she wasn’t able to attend the show. But she did manage to write an acceptance speech that she asked Parkwood Entertainment R&B duo Chloe x Halle to read for her.

The sisters called Beyoncé an “iconic artist, a trendsetter, a rule maker, a rule breaker, and our forever inspiration and mentor.” Then they read this speech direct from the mouth (well, hand) of Bey:

Congrats to Bey on her award, and, more importantly, on the birth of her twins!

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