Melissa Viviane Jefferson, popularly known as Lizzo, is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. She was born in 1988 in Detroit, Michigan, and later moved to Houston, Texas, where she began performing.
Then she went to Minneapolis and began her recording career in hip-hop music.
Before signing with Nice Life and Atlantic Records, she released two studio albums, Lizzobangers, and Big Grrrl Small World, in 2013 and 2015, respectively.
Her first major-label EP, Coconut Oil, was released in 2016. The musician attained mainstream success by releasing her third studio album, Cuz I Love You, in 2019, which peaked in the top five of the US Billboard 200.
Two days ago, the 35-year-old About Damn Time rapper showed off her killer dance moves on her hotel balcony in St. Louis while donning a skimpy tie-dye bikini. The award-winning songstress stomped her feet to the beats of the 2003 hit song Shake Ya Tailfeather by Murphy Lee and Nelly, P. Diddy.
The track lyrics say, “Pop something move something / Shake ya tail feather, girl go and take it low / We can even do it slow / We can even do it slow / Take it where you want to go.”
While dancing to the rap song, Lizzo wore her normally flowing long brunette hair in a bright pink headscarf and oversized black sunglasses.
She posted the clip of her dance moves on her TikTok account with the caption, “St Louis tonight!”
The clip amassed 236K views on the video-sharing platform and received 33K likes and 1,000 comments.
“my favorite person in my FAVORITE place!!!!!” one fan commented.
“best concert EVER!” a second said.
“WELCOME TO THE “SHOW-ME” STATE CITY OF St. Louis Where you showed US…ENJOY,” a third fan wrote.
“Get it girl! Love you. Just the best,” a fourth added.
The Good as Hell rapper is currently on the second leg of her The Special Tour in North America in support of her fourth studio album Special, released in July 2022.
Daily Mail says, “The 17-date run kicked off at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, April 21. And during the show, Lizzo decided to take a stand against Tennessee Senate Bill 3 – better known as the ‘drag ban.’”
“It would make it a criminal offense for ‘adult cabaret entertainment’ to take place on public property or in locations where a minor could view it.”
To show solidarity with the drag performers, Lizzo invited a crew of queens on stage, many of whom performed RuPaul’s Drag Race.
She also delivered an emotional speech about her decision not to cancel the Tennessee show in the wake of the recent unfortunate events.
“In light of recent and tragic events and current events, I was told by people on the internet, ‘Cancel your shows in Tennessee,’ ‘Don’t go to Tennessee,” she said.
“Their reason was valid, but why would I not come to the people who need to hear this message the most? The people who need to feel this release the most?”
She also said that she wants to create a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ people and other minorities at her concerts.
“Why would I not create a safe space in Tennessee where we can celebrate drag entertainers and celebrate our differences and celebrate fat Black women?” she added. “What people in Tennessee are doing is giving hope, so thank you so much for standing up for your rights, protecting each other and holding the people accountable who should be protecting us.”
The 2 Be Loved singer concluded her speech by adding, “I hope that I can help you in any way because you have helped me so, so much, you don’t even understand.”
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