American pop singer Lizzo won her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Competition Program for her Amazon Prime Video series "Watch Out for the Big Grrrls."
Lizzo broke down and cried during her acceptance speech. "When I was a little girl, all I wanted to see was me in the media," she said.
"Someone fat like me. Black like me. Beautiful like me. If I could go back and tell little Lizzo something, I'd be 'you're gonna see that person, but, bitch, it's gonna have to be you!'"
Lizzo accepts the #Emmy for competition series for #WatchOutForTheBigGrrrls: "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." https://t.co/h3GrtHDmKy pic.twitter.com/92upywX4Rh
— Variety (@Variety) September 13, 2022
This is for the BIG GRRRLS ?? pic.twitter.com/MjxGKcfsGG
— FOLLOW @YITTY (@lizzo) September 13, 2022
Lizzo posed in the press room after accepting her Emmy during the 74th Primetime Emmys at Microsoft Theater on Monday in Los Angeles, California.
Lizzo wore a glamorous red Giambattista Valli Haute Couture tulle gown to the Emmy Awards. She was styled by Jason Rembert.
Lizzo definitely gets her beauty from her mother. ? pic.twitter.com/SRXcrmfeWh
— Steel HEAH. (@TheGreatIsNate) September 11, 2022
Watch Out for the Big Grrrls is a reality television series in which 13 plus-size women compete to be dancers for Lizzo's 2022 tour.
After the awards show, Lizzo and her boyfriend headed to Craig's for a celebration.
Lizzo's gown got stuck as she entered her van. Her boyfriend helped free the gown without damaging it, while Lizzo had a firm grip on her prized trophy.