Lizzo, the popular singer and rapper, has been facing legal challenges recently. She was sued in August by some of her former dancers for alleged harassment, and another similar lawsuit was filed against her recently. Despite these issues, she took a break from her legal troubles on September 21 to accept the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award at the Black Music Action Coalition Gala.
During her acceptance speech, an emotional Lizzo thanked the Black Music Action Coalition, saying that she needed this recognition at this point in her life. She admitted that she didn’t prepare a speech because she was unsure of what to say during such times.
She then went on to talk about her humanitarian and activist efforts. She emphasized the importance of doing the right thing even when no one is watching, and vowed to continue being herself regardless of who is watching. She promised to continue highlighting those who help others, amplifying the voices of marginalized people, and creating safe spaces for fat Black women.
It should be noted that Lizzo is an artist under Warner Music, while Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.