Lizzo praises Beyonce as she accepts BET Award


American singer Lizzo was among the big success stories at the virtually-held BET Awards on Sunday night, winning the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist accolade, and she praised Beyonce for ”everything [she has] done for black culture”.

The ceremony was held virtually on Sunday night (28.06.20) due to the coronavirus pandemic, so the 32-year-old singer recorded a video message from her home, in which she praised the 38-year-old star – who won the Humanitarian and BET HER prizes on the night – and admitted she has felt like a winner the past three years as well.

She said:

”Thank you so much BET, and thank you to all the wonderfully-talented, beautiful black women I share this category with. Beyonce, thank you for everything you have done for black culture. Three years ago, I sat in the audience 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. I will always feel like a winner, because as long as you’re winning in life that’s the only trophy you need. So we’re all winners, ladies. Let’s keep bigging up the culture, because that’s what this has been about and will always be about.”


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