Lizzo’s sheer reaction to Beyoncé at the Grammys goes viral
Footage of Lizzo’s seemingly stunned reaction to the mere mention of Beyoncé’s name at the 65th Grammy Awards on Sunday has gone viral on Twitter.
Beyoncé is a big draw at the show, as she’s not only the top nominee of the year, with nine nominations; she also increased her total of career nominations to 88, tied with her husband, Jay-Z, for the most Grammy nominations received by an artist.
The prowess of ‘Break My Soul’ hitmaker Beyoncé earned her a special mention during host Trevor Noah’s monologue as he stood among the various industry stars and heavyweights gathered at the Crypto. com Los Angeles Arena.
“Beyoncé is in the room, people!” said Noah. “You understand how amazing that is, don’t you? Beyoncé is nominated for her album, Renaissancewhich by the way is better than anything from the current revival, in my opinion.”
“The revival was all pictures of grapes and stuff. Beyoncé took it to another level. In fact, I was so inspired by the lyrics of ‘Break My Soul’ that I’m quit my job. It was so powerful. I just wish Beyoncé had also written a song about the importance of having savings before quitting your job.”
While Noah had the audience laughing, Lizzo’s reaction to the first line of the TV personality’s monologue elicited a huge reaction from viewers.
While Noah said Beyoncé was “in the room”, Lizzo, who was seated across from Adele – another avowed Beyhive member – was seen briefly jumping out of her chair as she spun around and her mouth slid open. opened with fear.
Blogger KenBarbie shared images of the adorable moment on Twitter, alongside the legend: “Lizzo turned around so quickly when Trevor Noah said Beyoncé was in the building.”
DJ Heat shared a GIF of the late singer Whitney Houston turning around even more dramatically as he sat among cheering celebrities.
“Lizzo’s reaction when Trevor Noah said Beyoncé was in the room” read the caption, which was accompanied by a pair of laughing emojis.
And while the moment sparked a stream of similar tweets regarding Lizzo’s reaction, MTV News posted a clip of the “Juice” singer articulating “Where’s Beyoncé?” with a smile as the camera passed in front of her.
Read the caption: “@lizzo says what we’re all thinking: ‘Where’s Beyoncé?'”
During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Cordenis popular Carpool Karaoke segment in June, Lizzo shared how Beyoncé’s chart-topping catalog of music helped her through some tough times.
“When I was shy or when I didn’t think I was cool and when I was being bullied, I would listen to Beyoncé in my bedroom and it carried me away,” she said, per USA today. “I would feel something. I would feel like my life was going to be better.”
She then revealed how Beyoncé’s second solo album B’Day helped her rise as she suffered from depression after dropping out of college.
“I listened B’Day on repeat and I was just singing B’Day all the time,” Lizzo said. “The way she makes people feel is what I want people to feel with music. Like, she’s been my North Star.”
During the segment, host James Corden pranked Lizzo, née Melissa Viviane Jefferson, by asking her if she wanted to speak with Beyoncé on the phone. As Corden pulled out his phone and started dialing, Lizzo burst into tears.
“Just kidding, there’s no way I have her phone number,” Corden said, before the pair laughed and sang Beyoncé’s 2003 hit “Crazy In Love” together.