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Lizzo Melissa Viviane Jefferson


Lizzo Melissa Viviane Jefferson


Sector:ENTERTAINMENTAge: 34Los Angeles
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In the words of the talented singer herself, big girls stay winning! Lizzo faced her fair share of criticism–in the form of haters–in 2022. The trolls ranged from racist conservatives to Kanye West, but Lizzo simply kept her eyes on the prize and elevated her craft. She released her fourth studio album, Special, in April. Its lead single, “About Damn Time,” was a smash hit that reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. But the performer didn’t stop there. It’s one thing to make songs promoting body positivity, but Lizzo decided to bring her message to the small screen. The star’s Amazon Prime Video reality series, Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, garnered her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Competition Program. And in true renaissance woman fashion, Lizzo flexed her hosting muscles on Saturday Night Live this year. In September, she famously ruffled numerous conservative feathers when she played a crystal flute that was once owned by former President James Madison during one of her shows in Washington D.C. Right-wing pundit Matt Walsh tweeted that she was “desecrating American history just for the sake of it.” Her fans quickly defended this faux outrage and called it exactly what it was: racism. Though she is often the subject of controversy for embracing her curves, Lizzo continues to show how successful you can be when you unapologetically embrace who you are.

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