"For the folks that are helpless right now, I want to motivate them and inspire them to stay strong, to rebuild even stronger," the rapper said during his acceptance speech as reported by People Magazine.
"All the way from Puerto Rico to Cuba, the Keys, Houston, the earthquakes in Mexico, may God bless the souls of those in Las Vegas and to all the fires that are happening right now in Northern California, this is the time you've got to take and really appreciate what life is about. Live life, don't let life live you."
He continued, "And I want you to remember one thing before I leave here, guys don't ever forget that immigrants built the United States of America."
Held at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday in Los Angeles, the third annual awards paid tribute to today's most influential and iconic Latino artists.
Here's the complete list of winners from the Latin AMAs:
New Artist of the Year: Ozuna
Artist of the Year: Enrique Iglesias
Song of the Year: Prince Royce & Shakira, "Deja Vu"
Album of the Year: CNCO, Primera Cita
Favorite Female Artist-Pop/Rock: Gloria Trevi
Favorite Male Artist-Pop/Rock: Enrique Iglesias
Favorite Duo or Group-Pop/Rock: CNCO
Favorite Album-Pop/Rock: CNCO, Primera Cita
Favorite Song-Pop/Rock: CNCO, "Reggaeton Lento (Bailemos)"
Favorite Artist-Regional Mexican: Gerardo Ortiz
Favorite Duo or Group-Regional Mexican: Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga
Favorite Album-Regional Mexican: Jenni Rivera, Paloma Negra Desde Monterrey
Favorite Song-Regional Mexican: Christian Nodal, "Adios Amor"
Favorite Artist-Urban: J Balvin
Favorite Song-Urban: Maluma, "Felices Los 4"
Favorite Artist-Tropical: Prince Royce
Favorite Album-Tropical: Prince Royce, Five
Favorite Song-Tropical: Prince Royce & Shakira, "Deja Vu"
Favorite Collaboration: Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox, "Súbeme La Radio"
Favorite Crossover Artist: Selena Gomez (ANI)