Lizzo accepted the best entertainer of the year award at 51st annual NAACP awards.
Lizzo said: “Hello beautiful black people. I got to meet all my heroes tonight. I just wanna shout out all of the big black girls that have been on stage with me. We are so special, we are such beautiful people, this is just a reminder of all the beautiful things that we can do.”
She took to Instagram and shared her happiness. Lizzo wrote: “I’m not always gonna say it the way I planned to. But I mean it from my heart. Thank you @naacpimageawards and the @naacp for accepting me for exactly who I am.”
Jamie fox accepted the best supporting actor award for his work in Just Mercy. Rihanna won the NAACP President’s Award for special achievement and distinguished public service.