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Lizzo breaks down after Emmy win for Big Grrrls: All I wanted to see was someone fat like me, black like me

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Now, Lizzo is an Emmy winner, after taking home the award for Outstanding competition series.

Lizzo has officially won an Emmy. The singer’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls won the Emmy Award and when taking the stage to accept the honour, Lizzo couldn’t help but get emotional and begin to cry. This spurred her backup dancers from the TV series to join her onstage and celebrate the big win.

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At an emotional Emmy Award acceptance speech, Lizzo spoke about what this Emmy win means to her and said, “The trophy is nice, but my emotion is for these people who are on the stage with me. The stories that they shared, they’re not that unique. They just don’t get told. Let’s just tell more stories.” On the topic of representation, Lizzo remarked, “When I was a little girl, all I wanted to see was me in the media.”

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She further said, “Someone fat like me. Black like me. Beautiful like me. If I could go back and tell little Lizzo something, I would be like, ‘You’re going to see that person, but b***h, it’s going to have to be you.” Dedicating the award win to her “Big Grrrls”, Lizzo raved about them being Emmy winners and going on world tours. Lizzo concluded her speech by saying, “Make some noise for my Big Grrrls. I love you so much. God bless y’all. This is for the big girls.”

Given that Lizzo is already a Grammy winner, her Emmy win puts her halfway there towards her EGOT.

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