Watch Lizzo's 'very emotional' speech at the Emmys

'The trophy is nice, but my emotion is for these people on the stage with me'
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Lizzo received her first Emmy Award as her Amazon Prime series Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls took home the Emmy for Outstanding Competition Series.

“This is for the BIG GRRRLS,” Lizzo wrote on social media with a photo of her crying tears of joy accompanying the post.

Lizzo used her acceptance speech to showcase the deep meaning winning the award had for her and why it serves as a full circle moment of sorts.

“I’m very emotional,” Lizzo said upon taking the stage. “The trophy is nice, but my emotion is for these people on the stage with me. The stories that they shared they're not that unique they just don't get the platform telling stories. Let's just tell more stories.”

“When I was a little girl, all I wanted to see was me in the media,” she continued. “Someone fat like me, Black like me, beautiful like me If I could go back and tell little Lizzo something, I’d be like ‘You’re going to see that person but b****, it’s going to have to be you.’”

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