Lizzo Remains 'That B***h' As She Tells Pride Revelers To Keep That Same Allyship Energy All Year Round
"We ain't free till we ALL free," the 31-year-old crooner said to a crowd of allies.
Lizzo's rise in celebrity for becoming a body positive advocate and excellent entertainer has not gone unnoticed. The "Juice" songstress has captivated crowds with her upbeat anthems and monologues encouraging fans to overcome any odds they may encounter. Her latest speech at Sacramento Pride on Sunday is a testament to just how seriously the singer takes her platform.
At one point during her headlining set, Lizzo took a moment to address the crowd, delivering a "daily reminder" for all to hear.
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"I want to take a second to say that Black lives matter, trans lives matter, and if we're going to celebrate Pride, we need to keep that message 365. I want you to carry that pride everywhere that you go, no matter what uniform that you're in — you carry that pride and that love for this community," she emphatically said following roars of applause from the audience.
She uploaded the video to her Instagram Monday with a caption that read: "Just your daily reminder that Black trans women need to be protected & prioritized. We ain't free till we ALL free. Thank you for choosing me, I don't take my allyship lightly."
Lizzo's message is especially poignant today as many Black, transgender women have fallen victim to instances of violence that have led to their deaths. As Blavity previously reported, eight members of the transgender community have lost their lives this year, with all the victims being Black women.
This isn't the first time Lizzo has shown her support for the LGBTQ community. Speaking with Sam Smith for V Magazine in April, the Detroit native explained her love for the queer community, saying "LGBTQ people lifted me up and got me to this point."
"I just feel so humbled because I believe that all marginalized people have the experience of feeling unwanted and not being able to just f**king live our lives. I think we all have that common thread—we can look at each other on the sidelines and nod, like, b***h I feel you. We all feel each other on a certain level."
As always, Lizzo continues to champion a theme of acceptance and have no other choice but to stan.