Stevie Nicks to Lizzo: ‘Your Name Is In the Stars Now’
Stevie Nicks took to social media to praise Lizzo and her acceptance speech for the “People’s Champion” award at the People’s Choice Awards last night (December 6.)
Lizzo provided the night with its most powerful moment when she used her speech to recognize notable activists in the United States. Before introducing the activists, the singer said, “Imma be honest, when I first heard about this award, I was on the fence about whether I should accept, because, if I’m the people’s champ, I don’t need a trophy for championing people. You know what I’m saying? … Ever since the beginning of my career I’ve used my platform to amplify marginalized voices. So, tonight, I am sharing this honor. Make some noise for the people, y’all. These are all activists and people that I think deserve the spotlight.”
In response, Nicks shared a letter to Lizzo that reads as follows:
In my opinion, your presentation last night on the People’s Choice Awards was not only so beautiful and so needed, that you get the award for being a great woman of our time. I was so impressed and so touched that you put that together and pulled it off. It was stunning, and everyone heard you. You have given all women soundbites forever: flute player, singer, songwriter, future politician…?
Your name is in the stars now.