The president stopped by the event via video to deliver a message.
He appeared in the video at the award show for the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, launched in 2014 to “address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color,” according to a White House announcement.
“If we believe in their futures, they will believe in them too,” the President said at the end of the one-minute video.
The video showed a slew of photos of smiling young boys from several races, with a voice announcing a series of awards – to be won in the year 2024.
The voice also announced the boys as valedictorians, Supreme Court justices, Nobel Prize winners and more.
The MTV Movie Awards aired Sunday at 8 p.m. E.T. on MTV.