Lizzo gives a powerful acceptance speech at the 2022 Emmy Awards

Lizzo gave a passionate and inspiring speech after winning an Emmy Award for her TV series, Watch Out for the Big Grrrls.

After winning the Outstanding Reality/Competition Series prize at the 2022 Emmy Awards ceremony for her show, Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, Lizzo delivered a passionate acceptance speech, which moved viewers near and far. After making a teary-eyed walk to the stage, she leaned into the mic and commanded, “I need my big girls to come to the stage right now!”

The acclaimed pop songstress continued, “I’m very emotional. The trophy is nice, but my emotion is for these people who are on this stage with me. The stories that they shared, they’re not that unique. They just don’t get the platform, telling stories. Let’s just tell more stories!”

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Lizzo added, “when I was a little girl, all I wanted to see was me in the media. Someone fat like me, black like me, beautiful like me. If I could go back and tell little Lizzo something, I’d be like, you’re going to see that person, but bitch, it’s going to have to be you!”

“Where are my big girls, are they here? COME!” she said, motioning for them to join her on stage. “One year ago, these women were filming this television show that would change their lives forever. They are Emmy Award-winning superstars who are going on a world tour! Make some noise for my big girls!” Watch Lizzo’s heart-igniting speech below: