Seeing people catch a feeling in their spirit and sprint the aisles of the church while my cousins played driving, uplifting gospel stuck with me. I let that same feeling wash over me when I experience and perform music.
Everyone looks to an artist for something more than just the music, and that message of being comfortable in my own skin is number one for me.
First Avenue is one of my favorite places to play. All along, they've treated me with respect.
From a young age, I saw and placed importance on spirituality within religion.
I don't really shop a lot. I order things online. When I travel, I'll get some pieces along the way.
I enjoy female rappers, not because they're female but because I can connect to them more.
I knew a lot of girls who just wanted to be famous, and if that's your goal, that's awesome; that just wasn't enough for me.
I like that I'm not typical. I like that I'm called 'no-genre hip-hop.'
I spent a lot of time star-gazing, writing, and learning languages when the other kids were doing cooler things in Detroit.
I'm glad I'm a woman; I'm glad I'm a rapper because I get to speak to these people who did not get spoken for in this genre.
I'm not a girl who started getting into music and using my femininity to get attention. When I was getting into it, it was all pure skill.
When I was born, my father named me Melissa, and I am still Melissa, but I got the nickname Lizzo around the time I was in the Cornrow Clique.
Dress for your body type. Some people are blessed enough to be able to throw on something that Beyonce wears and it looks amazing. If I try to go against the grain and wear something that my body doesn't like, it's going to show.
Every time I rap about being a big girl in a small world, it's doing a couple things: it's empowering my self-awareness, my body image, and it's also making the statement that we are all bigger than this; we're a part of something bigger than this, and we should live in each moment knowing that.
I don't look to celebrities for style anymore because I've learned the chain of command. They are being dressed by a stylist who's getting inspiration from a 16-year-old kid running the streets of Melbourne, Australia. Once I learned that chain of command, I just started taking it to the streets.
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