We Can’t Get Over Lizzo’s Inspiring Speech At The 2020 BET Awards

"but I will always feel like a winner."

 

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Like pretty much everything else in 2020 that wasn’t cancelled, this year’s 2020 BET Awards went virtual. And let’s just say that people weren’t exactly shocked when Lizzo was crowned Best Female R&B/Pop Artist. After all, it’s SO deserved. But it was Lizzo’s speech that got us, we already knew she was inspiring, but her speech blew many people away.

Beating the likes of Beyoncé, H.E.R, Jhene Aiko, and Kehlani, Lizzo was understandably moved by her win. “Thank you so much BET and thank you to all the wonderfully talented, beautiful Black women that I share this category with,” she said.

She continued, “Beyoncé, thank you for everything that you’ve done for Black culture.”

Lizzo then made one thing clear, that whether she had taken home the title or not, she still would have felt very much like the winner that she is. “I have to say that three years ago, I sat in the audience at the BET Awards and I didn’t win anything. But I still went home and felt like a winner.“

 

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Thinking back to her performance last year, she continued, “Last year, I performed on the main stage. I didn’t win anything and still felt like a winner.”

“This year, I have the honour of winning this prestigious award, but I will always feel like a winner. Because as long as you’re winning in life, that’s the only trophy you need.”

Lizzo then finished things up, saying, “We’re all winners, ladies, and let’s keep bigging up the culture. Because that’s what this has been about and will always be about.”

YAS Lizzo, love that for her. If you want to hear Lizzo’s full speech, check it out below.

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