Sir Elton John has been honored with the Artist of the Year Award by the Global Citizen organization for his incredible humanitarian work over the years with the Elton John Aids Foundation. Her friend and collaborator Miley Cyrus has been in charge of presenting the mythical singer's allocate. Read on to see the full conversation between them and find out more about the Global Citizen Prize.
Miley Cyrus is a fan of the annual parties hosted by Elton John to raise funds since 2013.
The two artists maintain a tender friendship since Miley's Hannah Montana years, as the two are great activists for the LGBTQ community.
The Happy Hippie Foundation was grounded in 2014 by the 28-year-old singer to provide tools and assistance to homeless members of the LGBTQ community.
This is why the decision of the organizers to choose Cyrus to present the Artist of the Year Award to Sir Elton John, who has done so much to alleviate the AIDS crisis in the world, seems more than accurate.
However, the 73-year-old singer, in his acceptance speech, confessed that he feels he should have done more to help, that he should march and be more political about it.
It was only in 1990 after Elton found sobriety and after the sad episode of the death of his close friend and Queen leader, Freddy Mercury (as well as many other dear friends who found the end in an unknown disease at that time), that the singer From “I'm Still Standing” decided to take the step of getting involved in the fight against AIDS.
Another message that he left us in his talk with Smiley was the exhortation to the new generations to continue the work initiated by him.
“No one is left behind” is the motto of the foundation and in these moments that we're living with the global pandemic, it should be the motto of all, to move forward and help each other. Watch Elton John's full acceptance speech below!