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Lizzo Breaks Down During Emmy Award Winning Speech: Look + Listen

During last night’s awards ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Lizzo became extremely emotional as she accepted her very first Emmy Award for her reality series Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls.

Beating out fellow competitors The Amazing Race, Nailed It!, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Top Chef, and The Voice in the Outstanding Competition Program category, the superstar rapper/songwriter took the stage in a red tulle gown, as she urged the contestants from her series to join her from the audience. 

“The trophy is nice but my emotion is for these people who are on this stage with me, the stories that they shared,” she praised. “They’re not that unique, they just don’t get the platform…Let’s just tell more stories.”

The musician (born Melissa Viviane Jefferson) became tearful as she reflected on the advancement of diversity and inclusion within the entertainment industry, stating:

“When I was a little girl, all I wanted to see was me in the media,” the 34-year-old continued. “Someone fat like me, Black like me, beautiful like me. If I could go back and tell little Lizzo something, I’d be like, ‘You gonna see that person but, b**ch, it’s gonna have to be you.'”

Lizzo concluded her speech by asking the crowd to “make some noise for my big girls”.

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Author: Al Denté

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