Lizzo made a childhood dream come true for her on Monday.
The “About Damn Time” singer won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show for “Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls,” an Amazon series that documented her search for backup dancers.
“When I was a kid, all I wanted to see was me in the media: someone fat like me, black like me, beautiful like me,” she said emotionally as she took the stage to accept the award. “If I could go back and say something to little Lizzo, she would say, ‘You’re going to see that person, but damn, it’s got to be you.'”
Lizzo thanked the competitors in her series, adding, “This is for the ‘big girls’!”
Since she exploded in popularity in 2019 with her single “Truth Hurts,” the Grammy winner has stood up for black women, the LGBTQ community, and women of all sizes.
“Big Grrls” is a series that shows Lizzo selecting plus-size dancers for her upcoming tour. Several of the cast members were on hand to see Lizzo accept the Emmy.
Lizzo had an eventful year: In the spring, she launched shapewear brand Yitty, which offers sizes XS to 6X. And in July, she released her long-awaited fourth album, “Special,” packed with self-love anthems of her own.