Lizzo Shares Spotlight With 17 Activists During People’s Choice Awards

Lizzo is feeling good as hell at the 2022 People’s Choice Awards.

The pop star received the People’s Champion Award at the Dec. 6 ceremony for her efforts to empower and uplift people of all backgrounds. (See the complete list of winners here.)

Lizzo said during her speech that she was initially hesitant to accept the award—which has previously gone to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Tyler Perry—because she didn’t “need a trophy for championing people.”

“I am here tonight, because to be an icon isn’t about how long you have had your platform,” Lizzo said. “Being an icon is what you do with that platform. Ever since the beginning of my career, I have used my platform to amplify marginalized voices, so tonight I am sharing this honor.”

Lizzo is also nominated this year for The Female Artist of 2022, The Song of 2022 for “About Damn Time,” The Album of 2022 for Special and The Social Celebrity of 2022.

While accepting the People’s Champion Award, she shared the moment with 17 activists who she invited on stage.

She was joined by Breonna Taylor‘s mother, Tamika Palmer, who has sought justice for her daughter’s 2020 killing; Mari Copeny, known as “Little Miss Flint” for raising awareness toward the water crisis in Flint, Mich.; Shirley Raines, nationally recognized for providing unhoused people in Los Angeles’ Skid Row with essential resources; and Maggie Mireles Thomas, sister to teacher Eva Mireles who was killed in the Robb Elementary shooting in Uvalde, Texas this year.

Lizzo also brought up activists Yasmine Aker, Emiliana Guereca, Esther Young Lim, Felicia “Fe” Montes, Jayla Rose Sullivan, Kara Roselle Smith, Amelia Bonow, Odilia Romero, Rabbi Tarlan Rabizadeh, Sahar Pirzada, Chandi Moore, Crystal Echo Hawk and Reshma Saujani.

You May Also Like

Brandon Hammond Steps In To Talk About His Classic Roles, Reconnecting With His Former Co-Stars & More 

#TSRWhereTheyAtNow: Now there is no doubt that many of you have seen…

Paris Hilton and More Stars Who Welcomed Babies Via Surrogate

As for Kim Kardashian, she also came to the conclusion that pregnancy…

Keke Palmer Reveals Gender Of Her Unborn Baby

Keke Palmer has left internet users in excitement once again. The 29-year-old…

New Jersey Woman, 29, Arrested For Posing As A HS Student

New Jersey police arrested a 29-year-old woman after she posed as a…

Harry Styles Suffers Rips His Pants During L.A. Concert

One way or another, Harry Styles is going to put on a…

Jury Awards $1M To Woman Denied Service Because She’s Black

A Portland woman is up $1 million after an unfortunate incident of…

Police release video of Tyre Nichols beating

On Friday, Memphis authorities released a video of a violent beating of…

Nadya ‘Octomom’ Suleman Celebrates Octuplets Turning 14

Remember Nadya Suleman, the woman who became known as “Octomom” after becoming…

FL Teens Threaten To Sue Over AP African American Studies Block

In protest of the Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) administration shooting down plans for…

Jon Peters Leaves Wife of 12 Days Pamela Anderson $10 Million in Will

Jon Peters will always Love, Pamela. The Hollywood producer, 77, shared what…

Fans Concerned Over Young Thug Looking ‘Defeated’ In Court

Young Thug has fans concerned after being spotted looking “defeated” in court amidst…

Sopranos Actor John Ventimiglia’s Daughter Odele Dead at 25

The family of The Sopranos actor John Ventimiglia is mourning the death of…