Top 10 Times Lizzo was Awesome

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Top 10 Times Lizzo was Awesome

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton WRITTEN BY: Mandy Anne Lutman
All these times Lizzo was awesome make us love her even more. Our countdown includes her "Sister Act 2" tribute, dressed as a DNA test, truth hurts flute solo, and more!
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Top 10 Times Lizzo Was Awesome


Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 times Lizzo was awesome.

For this list, we’ll be looking at this pop icon’s most admirable and hilarious viral moments.

Are you a Lizzo stan? Roll call in the comments!

#10: Her “Sister Act 2” Tribute


Let’s start our list with a moment that had everyone talking. When Lizzo sung her hit song “Juice” at the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards, she included a nod to Lauryn Hill’s performance in “Sister Act 2’s” finale. She also sprinkled in the memorable refrain from the movie’s version of “Oh Happy Day”. It was an awesome blast from the past and it didn’t go unnoticed. Even Whoopi Goldberg herself has seen the moment and Tweeted that she became Lizzo’s newest fan! Whoopi was so proud of her she addressed it on “The View” and had nothing but praise for our icon.

#9: Her VMA Performance Speech (& the Inflatable Cheeks)


Lizzo has proven time and time again that she marches to the beat of her own drum. And she makes sure that people know it! As she was singing a medley of her most popular songs during the 2019 Video Music Awards, she included a message about body positivity. The backdrop was perfect, as it included big inflatable cheeks! She addressed the crowd, talking about the challenges of loving yourself in this world, and encouraging everyone to love themselves and feel good regardless!

#8: When She Rocked Marc Jacobs at the Met Gala


The Met Gala is a special time for any fashionista, but Lizzo really took it to the next level when she showed up in her feathery Marc Jacobs look. Lizzo loved the outfit SO much that she continued to wear it even after the show was over. In fact, she even wore it to the airport - making the tarmac the new red carpet! And she looked great doing it too! She managed to make catching a plane into an EVENT. Hats off to Lizzo for wearing the outfit to more than just one occasion!

#7: The "Anchorman" Flute Scene Recreation


Lizzo’s well known for her amazing flute skills. So it’s no wonder she was a fan of Will Ferrell’s iconic jazz flute scene in “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”. She actually challenged him to a flute duel on social media and Will accepted, in character of course. Her amazing counter was to recreate the flute scene from the movie. The attitude, the talent, the humor… This Lizzo moment is just pure perfection. Mic drop just got replaced by flute drop! We love you Will, but we think Lizzo has you beat!

#6: Dressed as a DNA Test


Finish this sentence: I just took a DNA test, turns out… Lizzo’s iconic line became one of those lyrics everyone put in their Instagram captions. So, in 2019, she decided to pay homage to the line that contributed to her stardom… by dressing up as a DNA test for Halloween! In an Instagram video, Lizzo opened her DNA test to reveal a leotard that featured the lyrics to the song. She got creative again for Halloween the following year, when she dressed as the fly on Mike Pence’s head during the 2020 vice presidential debate.

#5: Truth Hurts Flute Solo


You know that you’re an icon when you get a standing ovation from the one and only Rihanna during your performance. Lizzo sure knows how to turn up the crowd and make sure everyone has a good time when she sings. During her “Truth Hurts” performance at the 2019 BET awards, miss pop queen Rihanna herself was definitely feeling Lizzo’s vibes all the way through. And we just have to talk about the flute solo - a pop star that can rock out to a flute live on stage? Lizzo’s raising the bar and we’re here for it. Yep, this is a 100% Lizzo stan account.

#4: Her Tiny Desk Concert


Lizzo knows how to fire up a big crowd, but there’s something even more special about listening to her share her wisdom and voice in a more intimate setting. During her NPR Tiny Desk Concert, she managed to capture everyone in the room with her incredible charisma. When she heard a baby crying in the audience, she managed to turn even that into a song and a positive message - noting that even a baby has a testimony! The way she flirted with the audience, belted out her hits, the way her band smiled throughout the performance…it was all perfect!

#3: When She Showed Off Her Tiny Bag


Lizzo continues to push boundaries and unapologetically show off her attitude. A lot of the time, she says exactly what everyone else is thinking. In 2019, she rolled up to the AMAs red carpet with a tiny tiny bag to symbolize how much she cares about other people’s opinions. It’s no wonder that this moment became a meme! Keeping the ball rolling, she also asked her fans to edit her AMAs photo and make the bag bigger and her smaller. And, of course, the results were hilarious.

#2: The David Letterman Interview


Just watching Lizzo’s interviews gives us a new dose of confidence. Appearing on David Letterman’s Netflix series “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction”, Lizzo opened up about how people’s comments about her body had affected her. She revealed that it bothered her for a long time, including when people described as “unapologetic”. In her opinion, a lot of it came from people having a hard time accepting that she loved herself. She also explained more about her motivations and aspirations for being an activist.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

When She Called Her Stans Lizzbians

Her Juice Video with Queens from RuPaul's Drag Race

When She Did It For the Culture

Bird Up, Lizzo Style

#1: Her Ideal Body Type


Dealing with body shamers is nothing new for Lizzo. No matter how amazing she is, some people just can’t stop commenting on how she looks. So, when her lifestyle habits got criticized, Lizzo made it very clear that she just doesn’t give a damn. In a TikTok video, she revealed that she’s been working out consistently for several years. She made it clear that she’s NOT working out for body shamers’ ideal body type, she’s working out for hers. And you want to know what that is? It’s none of your business! You tell ‘em, queen!
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