“When I was a little girl, all I wanted to see was me in the media — someone fat like me, Black like me, beautiful like me,” an emotional Lizzo said when she took the stage to accept the award. “If I could go back and tell little Lizzo something, I’d be like, ‘You’re going to see that person, but b***h, it’s going to have to be you.'”
Lizzo thanked the competitors on her series, adding, “This is for the big grrrls!”
Since she exploded in popularity in 2019 with her single “Truth Hurts,” the Grammy winner has championed Black women, the LGBTQ community and women of all sizes.
“Big Grrls” follows Lizzo as she casts plus-size dancers for her upcoming tour; several of the cast members were on hand to see Lizzo accept the award.