Big Sean, Kanye West and John Legend accepted an MTV VMA on Sunday night for their collaboration on “One Man Can Change The World.”
The trio took the stage together as they received the award for Video With a Social Message. “I gotta thank God first and foremost,” Big Sean said. “I gotta thank the fans. The fans are crazy, true bosses.”
The Detroit rapper cotinued, “I gotta thank John Legend I gotta thank Kanye … Part of the song is partially dedicated to my grandma, Mildred Virgina Leonard, she was one of the first female Black captains in World War II. One of the first female cops of the streets of Detroit. She got her masters at U of M, she was a teacher, a counselor.”
He added, “If one person can show me that one man, man being human being man or female can change the world, it’s her.”
The 27-year-old also posted a thank you message on Instagram thanking MTV and the video’s director, Andy Hines.
This was the first VMA for Legend and Sean.
Congrats to the group.