Lizzo’s Tiny Desk Performance Showcases Giant Talent
Firstly, there is a lot of profanity in the above video. NSFW for sure! But, that's why we love her, she's 100% that bitch!
NPR has a series online called 'Tiny Desk'.
They invite musicians of all kinds to perform at a literal tiny desk. Performers range from Sting and Shaggy to Betty Who to muppets from Sesame Street. It's fun, it's quirky, it's a good time.
Lizzo is the most recent performer invited to participate in the series and girl just owned that tiny desk. She performed three songs, "Cuz I Love You", "Truth Hurts", and "Juice".
And just in case you were wondering, yes, the flute does make an appearance! Reppin for all the band geeks out there and we love it!
In a separate interview with NPR back in May, Lizzo had a lot to say about her education in music, her body positive message, and how she feels about feminism. She was asked about wearing sexy clothes in regard to feminism and she stated, "I feel like if I were a thin woman, maybe that wouldn't be the case. I feel like women who are smaller aren't really given the opportunities to be body positive or role models either, because we've been conditioned to believe that women are using their bodies for the male gaze. ... And I think if I were slimmer I don't think people would look to me with the same type of like, "Oh wow, she's so brave she's doing this and representing everyone!" [the way they do,] because I'm big.
I think what's happening here is that there's different waves of feminism. It's like a generational thing. ... Like, one generation asks one thing, and then that next generation is going to ask the complete opposite of it."
Could I love her anymore? I don't think so!