O'Shea Jackson Jr. received an award from the All Def Movie Awards and gave a powerful speech on his 25th birthday. He thanked a certain teacher who gave him a journal which had American Author Henry David Thoreau's quote "go confidently in the direction of your dreams." O'Shea Jackson Jr. spoke about embracing the under dog within. He claimed "we are all under dogs" and we have all had people in our lives who try and bring us down, including family members. "When you look in the mirror and you see that one person who believes in you, that's all you need."