Lizzo’s People’s Choice Awards Speech

When Lizzo gets a People’s Choice award, she doesn’t just accept it. She turns it into a point about not needing a trophy – and using her power to elevate others. 

I love this sentiment. Here’s some snippets of quotes, but watch the whole thing. Then go champion somebody you can help. 

Imma be honest, when I first heard about this award, I was on the fence about whether I should accept. Because, if I’m the people’s champ, I don’t need a trophy for championing people. You know what I’m saying?

I’m here tonight, because to be an icon isn’t about how long you’ve had your platform. Being an icon is what you do with that platform. And ever since the beginning of my career, I’ve used my platform to amplify marginalized voices.

So, tonight, I am sharing this honor. Make some noise for the people, y’all. These are all activists and people that I think deserve the spotlight…

Power will always be to the people.