Lizzo gave an emotional speech about representation at the Emmys, in which she said all she ever wanted as a kid was “to see me in the media.”
The About Damn Time singer said she wanted “to see someone who’s fat like me, black like me, beautiful like me” as she accepted the award for Best Competitive Series at the annual awards.
She won the award for her Amazon series Watch Out For The Big Grrrls.
The eight-part dance show competition pits 13 oversized women against each other to be part of Lizzo’s backing dancers.
As she accepted the Emmy on stage, she became visibly emotional, saying, “The trophy is beautiful, but my emotions are with the people who share the stage with me.
“The stories they shared aren’t that unique that they just don’t get the platform. Telling stories, let’s just tell more stories.
“When I was a little girl, all I wanted to see in the media was me, someone fat like me, black like me, beautiful like me.
“If I could go back and say something to little Lizzo, I’d say, ‘You’ll see that person, but bitch, it’s gotta be you.’
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Addressing her show’s cast, who were seated in the audience, she continued, “A year ago, these women filmed the television show that would change their lives forever.
“They are Emmy-winning superstars who tour the world.
“Make some noise for my big girls, I love you so much. Dad I love you oh my god.
“Bless you, this is all for the big girls.”
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