Lizzo says Beyoncé is “the artist of our lives” at the 2023 Grammys
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Lizzo says Beyoncé is “the artist of our lives” at the 2023 Grammys

Lizzo has paid her respects to Beyoncé at the 2023 Grammys ceremony at the Arena in Los Angeles, claiming that she is “the artist of our lives”. Funnily enough, it was Lizzo that won the Record of the Year award for About Damn Time, beating Beyonce to the recognition.

At the end of her acceptance speech, Lizzo looked out into the audience to try and find Beyonce and related a story about when she used to skip school to go and watch her play live shows. Lizzo said, “You changed my life. You sang that gospel medley and the way you made me feel, I was like, ‘I wanna make people feel this way with my music’ so thank you so much. You clearly are the artist of our lives.”

Beyoncé made Grammys history last night, becoming the most decorated artist in the history of the awards ceremony. She went beyond classical musician Georg Solti’s 31 Grammys, and could well exceed that total by the time her career is finished.

Beyoncé was not the only star that Lizzo paid tribute to, as she also paid her respects to the late Prince, who inspired Lizzo to make “positive music.” She said, “This was at a time when positive music and feel good music wasn’t mainstream. I felt very misunderstood I felt on the outside looking in. I had to be that change to make the world a better place.”

“Now I look around and there’s all these songs about loving our bodies and feeling comfortable in our skin and I’m just so proud to be a part of it,” Lizzo added. “I’d like to believe that no only can people do good, we just are good. Anyone at home who feels misunderstood or on the outside looking in, stay true to yourself.”

Watch Lizzo’s speech below.