Lizzo has received the 2020 BET Award for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist on Sunday and states that she “always feels like a winner”.
With receiving many award nominations over the past few years, Lizzo keeps shining bright and rising like the star she has always meant to be.
Accepting the award Lizzo said, “Thank you so much BET, and thank you to all the wonderfully talented, beautiful Black women that I share this category with. Beyoncé, thank you for everything that you’ve done for Black culture.”
Lizzo went on to say, “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. Last year, I performed on the main stage. I didn’t win anything, and I still felt like a winner.”
“This year, I have the honor 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 added.
“So, we’re all winners, ladies. And let’s keep bigging up the culture. Cause that’s what this has been about and will always be about,” Lizzo concluded.
Lizzo made history as the first person to ever be nominated for both Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist in the same year.
January saw Lizzo taking home her first three Grammy Awards and it was her first year being nominated. Lizzo showed off her golden Grammy statuettes earlier this month on Instagram, sharing in her post, “A little black excellence for y’all timeline”.
The 2020 BET Awards was packed full of amazing performances, including Lil Wayne sending love to Vanessa Bryant while paying tribute to late Kobe Bryant, Megan Thee Stallion in a black leather outfit performing her hits ‘Girls in the Hood’ and ‘Savage’, Alicia Keys with an emotional performance of ‘Perfect Way To Die’, Chloe x Halle performing their songs “Forgive M” and “Do It,” along with many others.
Lizzo also hinted in her post on Instagram that she is excited to release some more feel-good music that is on the way. –
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I don’t believe in being the ‘best of’ in a category of superior talent. I only believe in being the best me. Thank you @betawards for including my story in your celebration of our culture. I am beyond humbled and can’t wait to drop more of my genre-flipping feel good music lol! Trust me… it’s on the way 😉