Lizzo: ‘Your transgressions can become your greatest blessings bitch!’

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Last week, I wrote about Lizzo´s Instagram video in which she shared that she was depressed.
She got an outpouring of support from fans and posted a heartfelt follow-up. She said, “I know that something really incredible is about to happen and something incredible has already happened.”

Part of that “something incredible” manifested at her concert at Glastonbury last week. NME has a glowing review:

“Last time we played Glastonbury it was 2014 and there were two people in the crowd – this is f–king incredible, there’s a billion of you,” Lizzo tells the mammoth crowd that sprawls out of the West Holts stage.

It’s not quite a billion people, but she’s right, she’s pulled in hoards to watch her Glastonbury homecoming five years later. And it’s her long anticipated return was worth the wait.

Strutting onstage in a sparkly lavender leotard, for the next hour Lizzo raps, sings, twerks and plays the flute. It’s brilliantly good fun, expertly executed and genuinely uplifting.

[From NME]

The reviewer notes that Lizzo “proves herself as one of the most charismatic performers around,” and then goes on:

But despite the vocal excellence and flawless dancing, the best thing about Lizzo’s set is that throughout she ensures that she lifts everyone up. She disappears off stage for a song giving her dancers a chance to show off their moves. At the end she makes sure she thanks everyone involved in the show, from her DJ to her costume designer.

And the most emotional moment comes before ‘Good As Hell’, when Lizzo speaks openly and inspirationally to the audience. “Who would have thunk, two years ago when that motherfucker broke my heart it’d turn into a platinum record hoe” she begins, “that’s a testimony, your transgressions can become your greatest blessings bitch!”

She continues preaching to her eager subjects for several minutes, demanding the audience to practise self-love (“I want you to know if you can love me, you can love your goddamn self,”) and encouraging them to go home and practise her mantra of looking at yourself in the mirror and telling yourself” “I love you, you are beautiful and you can do anything.” Around the crowd people are moved to tears, and it’s a genuinely uniting moment.

[From NME]

The reviewer wasn’t the only one moved by one of Lizzo’s recent performances. Cara DeLevingne fangirled over her performance a few days before at the BET Awards, [From NME]“>proclaiming on Instagram alongside a video: “I actually cried when I watched this!!! You can totally toot my flute anytimeI” [sic]. She told Lizzo that she “f–king adore[s]” her and gave a shout-out to Rihanna, who can be seen in the video standing and clapping.

I’m so glad Lizzo’s getting accolades. Celebitchy mentioned that she loves Lizzo´s message to her fans at Glastonbury. Me too. I really love that she’s encouraging her fans to love themselves, and shared her own mantra of self-love with them. Her performances are about celebrating herself and her art, and she´s also focused on uplifting and celebrating her fans, too. She told Trevor Noah in April, “my music is really positive and uplifting, and I’ve played enough shows now to ask people how they feel, and they always say it’s a religious experience… or a spiritual experience.” She mentioned that going to church was a formative experience for her, and so music and spirituality are linked, and she tries to bring that energy to her shows. (This starts around 0:47 in the video.) She has described her music as “church with a twerk.” I hope that she continues to take care of herself, enjoy her shows, and take in the love and respect that she’s getting from fans. I can´t wait to see her live someday.

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  1. redheadwriter says:

    My son rapped with her a few years back and said she is just the most unique person he’s had the privilege to meet. Love her, her music, and her message!

    • Esmom says:

      How cool for your son. I wasn’t familiar with her but I am now intrigued and inspired.

  2. msn says:

    Delighted to see Lizzo get all these blessings and more, she’s earned them! In less than a year she’s become a celebrity that I want wrapped in cotton wool and protected at all times -she joins Chaka Khan and Rihanna on my PAAT list.

    Hasn’t she just landed a cosmetics contract? She is a stunning beauty and I adore her spirit <3

  3. Skylark says:

    She was one of the best, most uplifting acts this year. Pure fabulousness on stage and the crowd rightly adored her.

  4. Seraphina says:

    With all sincerity, I’m not sure how the word transgressions fits in her sentence. I get what she is trying to say but is transgressions the right word?????

    And yes, it’s a great message, all of it. People need to love them selves and be strong. Somehow, somewhere we as a society have lost self love.

    • Solange says:

      @Seraphina. You’re correct—wrong word, right sentiment 🤷🏼‍♀️😊

    • eto says:

      Google is your friend 🙂

      synonyms: offense, crime, sin, wrong, wrongdoing, misdemeanor, felony, misdeed, lawbreaking, vice, evil-doing, indiscretion, peccadillo, mischief, mischievousness, wickedness, misbehavior, bad behavior

    • Yup, Me says:

      I know you are not up here correcting a Black woman’s English, like you know better than her what the hell she meant to say.

      And your Uh huh buddy right beneath you.


      My friend introduced me to Lizzo a couple years ago. I’m so glad to see her skill and expertise getting the love and celebration they should!

  5. ojulia123 says:

    I love her. LOVE. Her Instagram is just as uplifting as she is during her shows. She just glows!

  6. Apalapa says:

    Lizzo is a real one. Protect her at all costs.

  7. Trillion says:

    Just got tickets to see her in October w/ my son!!!! CANNOT wait. She sold out her first night in SF and added a second one. Heard lot of Lizzo blasting at Pride yesterday. She’s a treasure. I’m trying not to “over listen” to her records, but it’s damn hard.

    • Some chick says:

      JELLY!!! That’s going to be a fantastic show. I’ve only ever gotten to see her on video but I just love her. There is a clip from Glasto on Youtube posted by the BBC of her doing Juice.

      I absolutely adore her. <3 Maybe someday!

  8. Nicegirl says:

    She’s the real deal. Blame it on her juice. 🤦‍♀️😉🖖🏽

  9. Melissa says:

    I’m taking my 15 year old D to see her in less than 3 weeks, we are so excited! She’s the best

  10. h3Rh1GHN3SS says:

    so happy for her I hope I can find that kind of acceptance while reflecting the love right back!

  11. Glasto inspired! says:

    I was lucky enough to be in the crowd for that show – I don’t normally comment on threads but I had to get involved! She was amazing! My husband and I were moved to tears at her message of self acceptance and love, and her voice was so beautiful! She was delighted to be there and I was delighted to be able to witness her

  12. launicaangelina says:

    Lizzo is the best! I adore her and her messaging!