Lizzo is feeling good as hell on the 2022 Individuals’s Selection Awards.
The pop star acquired the Individuals’s Champion Award on the Dec. 6 ceremony for her efforts to empower and uplift individuals of all backgrounds. (See the whole record of winners right here.)
Lizzo mentioned throughout her speech that she was initially hesitant to just accept the award—which has beforehand gone to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Tyler Perry—as a result of she did not “want a trophy for championing individuals.”
“I’m right here tonight, as a result of to be an icon is not about how lengthy you’ve had your platform,” Lizzo mentioned. “Being an icon is what you do with that platform. Ever because the starting of my profession, I’ve used my platform to amplify marginalized voices, so tonight I’m sharing this honor.”
Whereas accepting the Individuals’s Champion Award, she shared the second with 17 activists who she invited on stage.
She was joined by Breonna Taylor‘s mom, Tamika Palmer, who has sought justice for her daughter’s 2020 killing; Mari Copeny, referred to as “Little Miss Flint” for elevating consciousness towards the water disaster in Flint, Mich.; Shirley Raines, nationally acknowledged for offering unhoused individuals in Los Angeles’ Skid Row with important sources; and Maggie Mireles Thomas, sister to instructor Eva Mireles who was killed within the Robb Elementary taking pictures in Uvalde, Texas this yr.
Lizzo additionally introduced up activists Yasmine Aker, Emiliana Guereca, Esther Younger 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.