Lizzo was brought to tears during her acceptance speech at the Emmys last night (September 12).
The artist was awarded the Outstanding Competition Prize for her Prime Video series Watch out for the Big Grrrls.
The show hit the same RuPaul’s Drag Race, who has won the award in the last four years.
When Lizzo heard her show had been announced as the winner, she burst into tears as she made her way onto the stage.
“I’m very emotional,” she said at the beginning of her speech, joined on stage by some of the cast and crew.
“The trophy is beautiful, but my emotions are with the people who share the stage with me,” she continued. “The stories they told aren’t that unique. They just aren’t told. Let’s just tell more stories.”
“When I was a little girl, all I wanted to do was be in the media,” she continued.
“Someone as fat as me. black like me Beautiful like me.”
“If I could go back and say something to little Lizzo, I’d say, ‘You’re going to see that person, but b*tch, that has to be you,'” she exclaimed to applause from the crowd.
“Make noise for my big girls!” She screamed.
The 2022 Emmys took place last night (September 12) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
TV shows in the running for this year’s awards includedBetter call Saul,successor andSquid Game in the drama categories and Abbott Elementary School, Chop andTeddy Lasso in the comedy categories. The first winner of the night was Michael Keaton for his role in stunned.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/lizzo-emmys-speech-diversity-media-b2166155.html Lizzo turns to her younger self during the emotional Emmys speech