Lizzo Delivers Epic ‘People’s Champion’ Speech at 2022 People’s Choice Awards

Lizzo Delivers Epic ‘People’s Champion’ Speech at 2022 People’s Choice Awards

Lizzo introduced a group of “activists, people that I believe deserve the spotlight” on stage. “

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 06: 2022 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS -- Pictured: Honoree Lizzo (R) accepts The People's Champion award on stage during the 2022 People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on December 6, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. --  (Photo by Chris Polk/E! Entertainment/NBC via Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 06: 2022 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS — Pictured: Honoree Lizzo (R) accepts The People’s Champion award on stage during the 2022 People’s Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on December 6, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. — (Photo by Chris Polk/E! Entertainment/NBC via Getty Images)

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As the 2022 People’s Choice Awards reached its climax on Tuesday night (Dec. 6), Lizzo was named People’s Champion. She proved how deserving with her acceptance speech.

The Detroit singer and rapper snagged two trophies on the night, including song of the year for “About Damn Time,” which led the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks in July and August. It was her People’s Champion honor and her inclusive comments that followed that made it memorable on social media and with those who saw it.

“Im going to be honest, when I heard about this award, it was hard for me to decide whether or not I should accept it,” she says. “Because if I’m people’s champ, then I don’t need any trophy for championing people. “You know what I mean?”

Lizzo spoke without taking notes and said, “I’m there tonight because it’s not about how long you have your platform. It’s what you do with your platform that makes you an icon. Since the beginning of my career, I’ve used my platform .”

to amplify marginalized voices

She continues, “I am sharing the honor. Make some noise for people, y’all. These are all activists and people I believe deserve the spotlight .”

Lizzo then asked the audience to raise their roofs as she introduced a group of human rights advocates and freedom fighters, artists and walking inspirations to the stage.

Lizzo attacked the “senseless, despicable gun violence which has become far too prevalent” and asked for organizers to send “their flowers .”

” to the activists.

Lizzo concludes, “Power will always belong to the people.” People’s Choice, thank you so much. Follow them, follow and support them .”

During the show, Taylor Swift won three awards – the female artist of 2022, the music video of 2022 (“Anti-Hero”) and the album of 2022 (Midnights, which has topped the Billboard 200 in five of its first six weeks).

BTS and Selena Gomez were among the multiple honorees at the ceremony, presented at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Kenan Thompson hosted the show, which aired on NBC and E!

Below, you can see Lizzo’s full speech.



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