Lerato Sengadi was set to receive her late husbands HHP Lifetime Achievement Award.
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But there was a twist to the acceptance speech that left room flooded in tears.
It was a tear-jerking moment when HHP's son, Leano Khanye, received his Lifetime Achievement Award at the South African Music Awards. Leano said a few very touching words.
Leano said that receiving the award made him even prouder of his dad than he already is. The youngster added that he wished Heaven had visiting hours so he could see his dad, but he thanked God for the award.
I'm not crying- there's just something in my eye.
Seems like the viewers at home, weren't ready for the tribute to turn us into mush. Here's some of what social media had to say:
HHP will forever be one of the most iconic musicians in the hip-hop genre. His music has inspired generations to come after him and his fans feel the Lifetime Achievement Award he was honoured with at the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) was well-deserved.
However, the moment is bitter-sweet as it reminds us all, to celebrate and recognize people's achievements while they're still alive.
Give people their flowers while they are still here to smell them.
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