Eddie Murphy made it into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame.
The 59-year-old comedian and actor was honored at the civil rights organization’s multimedia award show.
Arsenio Hall, Murphy’s longtime friend and “Coming 2 America” co-star, presented him with the lifetime achievement award virtually.
“I want to thank the NAACP for making me… for putting me in your Hall of Fame that’s with all these other illustrious recipients that got this award before me,” Murphy said during his acceptance speech. “I’m in unbelievable company.”
“I’ve been making movies for 40 years now,” he added. “And this is the perfect timing to commemorate that.”
Murphy didn’t forget to address Hall directly while he defended the red leather suit he wore during his Grammy-winning standup special, “Delirious”.
The 70-minute special aired on HBO in 1983 when Murphy was 22.
“My red suit was not that tight Arsenio. I get a lot of cracks about that red suit,” Murphy said with a laugh. In his own words, Murphy described his fashion sense as “fly”.