YouTube has announced that Beyoncé will be among those joining the “Dear Class of 2020” virtual commencement ceremony.
According to Variety, Queen Bey will deliver an “inspirational message” to the seniors who have missed out on their opportunity to walk across the stage due to COVID-19.
The Lemonade singer will join the likes of Barack and Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Janelle Monáe, Billy Porter, Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, Kevin Durant and many more.
Chloe x Halle, Lizzo, Lady Gaga, Camila Cabello and more are set to provide musical performances during the event, which is set to take place on June 6 at 3 pm ET.
After the graduates throw their caps in the air, YouTube will continue the celebration with a grad-night party featuring performances by Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion.
Beyoncé has kept a low profile since COVID-19 began. Most recently, she made an appearance during the “One World: Together at Home” concert. The Houston native thanked frontline workers and advocated for African-Americans who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
“Tonight, we celebrate true heroes, those who are making the ultimate sacrifice to keep us all safe, fed and healthy,” she said. “To the doctors, the nurses and other healthcare workers, who are away from their families taking care of ours, we continue to pray for your safety. To those in the food industry, delivery workers, mail carriers and sanitation employees, who are working so that we can be safe in our homes, we thank you for your selfless service.”
She continued, “Black Americans belong to these parts of the workforce that don’t have the luxury of working from home and African-American communities at large have been severely affected in these cries. Those with pre-existing conditions are at a higher risk.”
Check out the full lineup for “Dear Class of 2020” below.