Lizzo delivers a powerful speech as "Lizzo’s Watch Out for The Big Grrrls" wins Best Competition Program at the Emmys 2022
by Ana Walia | Tue, 13 Sep 2022 20:54:51 GMT
Lizzo wins a Primetime Emmy for Best Competition Program. Image Source: LA Times 

Lizzo celebrates women and representation. 

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards were held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on September 12th, hosted by Kenan Thompson. Among the winners of the night, Lizzo took home the award for Best Competition Program for her show Lizzo’s Watch Out for The Big Grrrls. The singer is halfway to becoming an EGOT winner as she already has three Grammys.

During her acceptance speech, Lizzo got emotional and said that she wants to thank the Emmys and the voters of the before noting that the trophy is lovely but the feeling is for the individuals who were on the stage with her, Emmys said that she is currently experiencing strong emotions. The experiences they have shared, according to Lizzo, are not particularly unique, but it is just the case that they are not given a platform to be heard by the general public. Let's share more stories, she continued.

The audience that applauded her said that when she was younger, all she wanted to see in the media was herself—someone who was fat like her, black like her, and beautiful like her. She added that if she could go back in time and tell little Lizzo anything, it would be that she would eventually see that person in the media, but with a twist—that person would be her.

Lizzo asked the audience to make some noise for her big girls and said that she loves each and every one of them. The musician gave a huge thank you to all the dancers who took part in her show and asked, "Where are her big girls at?" She added that one year ago, these women were on the television program that would transform their lives forever, and now these incredibly talented and beautiful women are at the Emmy Award winning an award and are heading on a world tour with her. She feels incredibly proud and honored. 

Lizzo later took to her social media to share another powerful message stating that the prize is intended to honor giant grrrls who are now treated with respect in a world that has a bit more representation for them. To be adored, brilliant, and amazing, she said, as well as to not be the punchline of an old fat joke. Lizzo concluded that everyone must do this because representation alters to culture and impacts individual lives. The singer also shared a number of selfies she clicked with the stars at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards channelizing her fan moment. 

Back in March, Lizzo opened up to People magazine on why she was driven to make her show and explained that she needed dancers they had an audition and it was all these amazing girls and they were all beautiful and good dancers, but they did not look like her. Lizzo said that she got so emotional that she left and drove to a little restaurant, sat there, had a margarita, and thought to herself, "Does she really have to do this to herself?" She decided to have an open casting call.

Lizzo shared with the publication that she knew that it was going to be a lot of hard work, but it was more important to her to have those kinds of women next to her on stage than to have the most technically skilled, amazing dancers beside her who know their job well but do not look like her. She mentioned that it was not a reflection of how she looked and if she had a dollar for every time she had to say that she would do it herself, she would probably be a millionaire a million times and it has been reflected in every avenue of her career.

Lizzo shared an emotional post on social media after the public made comments about her body rather than the music she released with Cardi B, 'Rumors,' and Lizzo responded by saying that she doesn't give a shit about any of the insults people make about her, but what she cares about is how it will affect the next generation of young people. In her post, Lizzo said that she is breaking stereotypes for other people to help them feel better about themselves and show how to have empathy for others. She concluded that if she can be an example of how to get over people undervaluing her, she is doing that.

In the show, 15 dancers went head-to-head for spots on Lizzo’s next tour and her performance at Bonnaroo. Lizzo’s Watch Out for The Big Grrrls is streaming on Amazon Prime.

Congratulations Lizzo!