Less than 15 minutes into the 2013 BET Awards, Don Cheadle took to the stage to present the award for Best Male R&B Pop Artist. But before he could give Miguel the award, he took a moment to honor an ailing hero: Nelson Mandela.
“This evening we would like to offer prayers and support and hope to the extraordinary Nelson Mandela and his family, and to the people of South Africa,” Cheadle says to applause from the crowd. “Mr. Mandela, we salute you and we wish you well.”