Lizzo is all about self-love — and fighting hate.
In an interview with LogoTV, singer Lizzo, whose new album Cuz I Love You just dropped, revealed that her very first music video took place at a counter-protest against the Westboro Baptist Church, the infamous group that crashes events like funerals to assert that God doesn’t like gays.
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— Logo (@LogoTV) April 19, 2019
The LGBTQ+ network asked her when she realized she had a gay following, and she offered the story of her first music video, 2013’s “Batches and Cookies,” which just so happened to be filmed among LGBTQ+ people protesting the church’s antics.
“They set up shop outside the capital in St. Paul and so there was like an anti-protest to them,” Lizzo revealed. “We went to that, we shot a music video there and I don’t know, I think that was always just my people. We always were just a community, the LGBTQIA+ community has always been there.”
“I love y’all,” she added at the end.
Lizzo also said that being a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race was “dope” and that she would love to come back and guest judge again.
“I’m trying to come back, RuPaul! Call ya girl!” she said.
And if you’re looking for something to add to your Pride playlist, Lizzo suggests anything by Australian pop superstar Kylie Minogue. “That new album was fire,” she said of the singer’s latest country-tinged album Golden.
As for the perfect Lizzo drag queen, she has three tips: “Big hair, big booty, body.”