NAACP Image Awards: Lizzo Keeps Stirring The Pot & Blowing Up

Lizzo has been on quite a musical run for the past two years. She has also incited many different opinions by embracing her sexuality so uninhibitedly as a full-figured woman.

Some consider her a hero in breaking down body-shaming and old fashion biases towards women who may be scorned as overweight by society. Her proud and scantily-clad social media posts have undoubtedly helped women break out of their shell of insecurity and see the full beauty in themselves.

Others say she’s an obnoxious clout chaser and over the top, like when she Twerked at a Laker game wearing somewhat provocative attire that allowed you to see her butt cheeks.

 Everybody has an opinion.

 

Any way you slice it Lizzo is a hit and stirs the emotions of the viewers. She’s not just shock value. The girl has racked up on awards since she torched the scene in 2019 with her Soul Train Award for Video of the Year and Album/Mixtape of the Year. In 2020, she took it up a notch, bagging Grammys for Best PopSolo Performance, Best Urban Contemporary Album, and Best Traditional R&B Performance.

This past weekend at the NAACP Image Awards, Lizzo received what might be her finest accolade — the NAACP Image Award’s “Entertainer of the Year.”

With all of the Black Talent in music these days and Hip-Hop & RnB being the world’s most exploited music, it’s a high honor for Lizzo and her platform to be held in such esteem.

She’s a true game-changer and proving herself to be one of those generational stars with all of the drama, talent, elite performance value and outspokenness that goes along with the gig. 

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.