Last night, Kevin Hart received the Comedic Genius Award during the 2015 MTV Movie Awards. The actor gave a heart-warming speech upon accepting the coveted golden popcorn trophy.
Fellow comedian Jimmy Kimmel kicked off the speech with a funny introduction, joking, “I’m very happy to be here because it wasn’t easy for Kevin—they said Kevin was too small to be a comedy giant. At night he would go to the comedy clubs and climb up on that stage. Oh, how he would struggle to climb up on that stage.”
Hart then proceeded onto the stage to give his speech, bringing his daughter Heaven and son Hendrix with him. During his acceptance speech, the comedian-actor thanked his ex-wife, fiancée, manager, production company, and loyal fans for the continuous support. Hart stated, “I wanna thank my fiancée for being my rock right now. I wanna thank my ex-wife for giving me these two kids who are my best friends right now; Heaven for being the most amazing daughter, Hendrix for being the most amazing son. My kids, I’m doing all of this for them. I’m trying to leave a legacy for them. Last but not least my fans—this is for y’all, I love y’all.”
Earlier this month, the 35-year-old star embarked on the What Now? comedy tour, which is on track to be the highest-grossed comedy tour in history, according to Billboard BoxScore. This summer Hart will set another record, as he will be the first comedian to headline a stadium when he performs at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field.
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