Lizzo may have her own successes, but she’s exactly like the rest of the world when it comes to bowing down to Beyonce. For a round of Carpool Karaoke on Monday’s edition of The Late Late Show, the 34-year-old singer joined 43-year-old James Corden, and the two sang Beyoncé‘s “Crazy in Love.” It was disclosed that Lizzo’s favorite flute is called “Sasha Floot” after the singer’s alter persona, Sasha Fierce. “I would listen to Beyoncé in my room and it would transfer me when I was shyer when I didn’t think I was cool, and when I was getting picked on,” she told Corden. “I’d feel something, I’d feel like things were going to become better in my life.” “I still have hope,” you say.
The Grammy winner went on to say that she found solace in the 2006 album B’Day throughout her time of mental illness. When she was sad and had just dropped out of college, she listened to B’Day on repeat and sang it constantly, she said. It was at that point that I said, ‘I am going to be a singer.'” I aspire to elicit the same emotions in listeners via my music as she does. That woman was my compass.
There were several other performances during the episode, including Lizzo and Corden belting out the popular TikTok dance for her current track, “About Damn Time,” and for her previous singles “Good as Hell,” “Juice,” “Truth Hurts,” and “Special.” Lizzo enlisted the services of a bunch of dancers, including TikTok sensation Jaeden Gomez, to teach Corden the moves.
As part of her interview, Melissa Jefferson explained how she came up with her unusual moniker. As far as I know, it was given to him by one of his friends back in high school. I don’t know whether everyone was doing this, but in Houston, you cut the second half of your name and insert an O,” she said. “I was Lisso, but with an S in front of my name. You are Jameso. That’s exactly what I mean. As soon as people heard “Lizzo, Liszo,” I changed the Ss to Zs and the rest is history. “Liszo, Liszo,” everyone would say. Her fourth album, Special, will be released on July 15, and she is now prepping for the release.
As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, she and Live Nation have pledged $1 million from her forthcoming Special Tour to Planned Parenthood and Abortion Funds. “I just want to say that I produce music because I wanted to make people feel something, and I really think if you can make people feel something, you can make people move something,” she stated while winning the Fearlessness Award at the Hollywood Unlocked Impact Awards on Friday. As though we’re perpetually in a humanitarian catastrophe, like a worldwide epidemic or systemic racism or the prohibitions that politicians place on our bodies. ‘ Also, for someone who’s been given a brave award, the world may be incredibly frightening.