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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 30: In this photo illustration, Keke Palmer, viewed on a laptop, hosts during the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards broadcast on August 30, 2020 in New York City. (Photo Illustration by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Keke Palmer is the host of this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, and she opened with an impassioned monologue about where she addressed the Black Lives Matter movement.

When talking about how difficult 2020 has been, she said that there have been positive moments in the midst of a lot of negativity: “There have been incredible moments of inspiration that have given my generation hope. We’ve seen heroes go above and beyond; whether they drive a delivery truck, work at a grocery store or serve on the frontlines at a hospital. And with the Black Lives Matter movement, we’ve seen our generation step up, take to the streets, and make sure that our voices will be heard. Enough is enough. What we just witnessed in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is yet another devastaing reminder that we can’t stop. That we cannot tolerate police brutality or any injustice. We must continue the fight to end systemic racism. The leaders of that movement are you. Us! The people watching tonight. It’s our time to make the change we want to see. We need to come together!”

Watch her full opening monologue below.