She is better known by her stage name Lizzo, Melissa Viviane Jefferson (born April 27, 1988). Born in Detroit, she traveled to Houston before relocating to Minneapolis in order to pursue a career in hip-hop music as a performer and producer. Lizzo released two studio albums prior to signing with Nice Life and Atlantic Records: Lizzobangers (2013) and Big Grrrl Small World (2014). (2015). Coconut Oil, Lizzo’s debut EP for a big label, was issued in 2016.
In Detroit, Michigan, Melissa Viviane Jefferson was born. Her family moved to Houston, Texas, when she was ten years old. Flutist Claudia Momen taught her from the age of 10 until she completed Alief Elsik High School in Alief, Houston, in 2006.
She also began rapping at the same time as she began her classical training. With the help of her pals, she created a band called Cornrow Clique at the age of 14. When Jay-“Izzo Z’s (H.O.V.A.)” came out, she became known as “Lizzo,” a shortened version of “Lissa.”
She attended the University of Houston after high school, where she majored in classical music with a specialty in flute. After the death of her father at the age of 21, she attempted to break into the music industry by living out of her car for a year. As of 2011, she had relocated to the city of Minneapolis.
Her new song, “Grrrls,” has been reworked to remove an ableist term from one of the lyrics. Her new album, Special, will include the single she released on Friday.
Many fans and disability advocates were offended by the use of the term “spaz” in the first line of the song, which was intended to be an empowering anthem.
Taking the criticism to heart, Lizzo admitted to using the word “damaging” in an Instagram post published on Monday.
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One thing is clear: “Let me make one thing clear: I do not wish to promote the disparaging language.” ‘As a large black woman in America, I’ve heard a lot of cruel things said about me’ (whether intentionally or in my case, unintentionally.
It’s a new version of “Grrrls” with a lyric modification that she’s “proud of,” she said. Listening and taking action led to this outcome.” As a well-known artist, I feel obligated to contribute to the global transformation I’ve been hoping to see.
Instead of “Hold my bag, bitch/Hold my bag/Do you see this shit?/Hold me back,” she now sings, “Hold my bag/Hold my bag/Do you see this shit?/Hold me back.”
Lizzo’s recent dance competition series Watch Out for the Big Grrrls and Special’s debut hit, “About Damn Time,” preceded the release of the new track by Special. The album’s title tune was also premiered on Saturday Night Live by the vocalist.
This fall, Lizzo has also revealed that an HBO Max documentary about her life will air. Lizzo’s Special, the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cuz I Love You, will be released on July 15th.
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