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He's more than a rapper, he's an inspiration!
Tonight at the iHeartRadio awards at The Forum in Los Angeles, Chance the Rapper was honored with the Innovator Award for his accomplishments in the music industry and dedication to social activism.
Introducing the award, Pharrell said, "To call Chance the Rapper an innovator sounds like an understatement."
In addition to talking about his musical accomplishments and his charitable gift of $1 million to Chicago public schools, Pharrell brought up the 24-year-old's accomplishments as a father to daughter Kensli Bennett.
"We also need to make some noise for him being an amazing dad. He completely breaks the stereotype of young dads," praised the "Happy" singer.
When accepting the award, the humble performer said to the crowd at The Forum, "Well thank you first of all...I found out I was getting this Innovator Award and I still—with everything that comes my way, I still feel very young and undeserving and very overwhelmed by this stuff."
The rapper, who arrived wearing a Barack Obama hoodie, also gave his gratitude and paid tribute to the innovative artists that came before him.
"I want to thank James Brown for his musical endeavors; I want to thank Ray Charles for his musical insight in this business; I want to thank the late great Prince," said the music man. "And the women! The contemporary women—Nicki Minajyou don't know what she's done for streaming, Taylor Swift and Beyoncé."