Stevie Nicks wrote a touching letter to Lizzo applauding her speech at the People’s Choice Awards.
During Tuesday night’s event (December 6), Lizzo won Song of the Year for her hit song “About Damn Time” and also received an honorary People’s Champion Award for using her platform to fight important social causes.
After receiving the honor from her mother, Shari Johnson-Jefferson, the “Truth Hurts” singer began her acceptance speech, admitting she was initially skeptical about “accepting” the award.
“Because if I’m the People’s Champion, I don’t need a trophy to stand up for people,” explained Lizzo. “Since the beginning of my career, I have used my platform to amplify marginalized voices.”
She then greeted “activists and people who I think deserve this spotlight” on stage, introducing each individual by name, along with a brief explanation of how they are bringing change to their communities.
The following day, the Fleetwood Mac lead singer shared a glowing message on Twitter with “dearest Lizzo” for her “beautiful” and necessary People’s Choice Awards presentation.
“In my opinion,” Nicks wrote, “you get the award for being a great woman of our time.”
“I was so impressed and touched that you put this together and pulled it off. It was stunning and everyone heard you,” she added.
“You gave soundbites to all women forever — flute player, singer, songwriter, politician-to-be…?” suggested Nicks. “Your name is in the stars now.”
This year’s 48th Annual People’s Choice Awards was held in Santa Monica, California and celebrated singers and actors in 40 different categories.
Each year, fans and the general public cast their online votes to award their favorite stars the titles of Best of the Year. Along with Lizzo, Ryan Reynolds (People’s Icon Award) and Shania Twain (Music Icon Award) took home the grand prizes of 2022.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/stevie-nicks-lizzo-peoples-choice-awards-b2240998.html Stevie Nicks calls Lizzo “a great woman of our time” in a heartfelt letter.