There were first-time winners in several key categories at the 20th annual BET Awards. Lizzo was named best female R&B/pop artist. She beat Beyoncé, who had won 10 times in this category, including the last six years in a row.
Megan Thee Stallion won best female hip hop artist, beating two former winners in the category — Cardi B, who had won the last two years, and seven-time winner Nicki Minaj.
DaBaby won best male hip hop artist, beating four-time winner Drake, among others.
EW.COM: Have you ever wanted to own a custom vase in the shape of Lizzo’s booty? You’re in luck! The singer is celebrating Juneteenth by hosting a silent auction and raffle, encouraging her fans to “give black to Black organizations and businesses” in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
On Friday, Lizzo shared a video on Instagram that showed her posing nude, covered up by her long hair, as she revealed the details around her event.
“Go to LizzoLovesYou.com to sign up to have an interactive experience with me — whether virtual or on the road, depending on the future of COVID — and also participate in a silent auction with some of my favorite people and artists,” she said. The auction will include items from other artists like Missy Elliott and Janelle Monáe — including the iconic “vagina pants” worn by Monáe in her “PYNK” music video.
Plus, fans can also donate a minimum of $10 to be entered into a drawing to win a trip to hang out with Lizzo backstage at an upcoming concert and get “the full Lizzo Big Grrrl treatment.” (Donations will support Minneapolis Sanctuary Movement, Black Church Food Security Network, Black Women Speak, and HeadCount.)
“I’ll fly you to one of my concerts (dates and locations TBD) and put you up in a sexy hotel. You can even learn some of the Big Grrrl moves and dance with us at soundcheck,” Lizzo wrote on her website. “You’ll get VIP seats OR watch from backstage with your BIG GRRRL All Access Tour Pass. And since I don’t know when these concerts will be scheduled just yet, I’ll video call you and some of your friends so we can kick it virtually in the meantime.”
As for that booty vase? “Plus, I’ll throw in something truly personal: a one of a kind custom vase in the shape of my booty,” Lizzo wrote. “Thank you for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, Black businesses and these incredible organizations. Change is coming let’s make change together.”
MARIECLAIRE.COM: Quay (pronounced as key) eyewear is known for collaborating with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, and its latest partner is someone we all know: Lizzo. The singer has teamed up with the brand to create a line of eight feel-good sunglasses that are in line with Lizzo’s unapologetic style and Quay’s best-selling frames. As with Quay’s past collabs, the sunnies will be affordably priced, starting at $55.
“Quay is different from other eyewear brands out there. They’re cool and fresh, but also inclusive and attainable,” said Lizzo in a statement. “Their message of confidence and self-expression is something that I believe in and can stand behind.”
On top of this collab making you feel good and confident about yourself, there’s also a notable give-back initiative. The brand and Lizzo partnered with Feeding America on its “buy one, get one, give 100 meals” program. From May 20 to 25, fans can buy any pair of Quay frames online and get a complimentary pair of their choice. For every purchase, the brand will provide at least 100 meals to people struggling with hunger.
Take a look at the rest of Lizzo’s campaign, then snag yourself a pair of her sunnies to wear for the rest of summer. In the words of Lizzo: “Mirror, mirror on the wall/Don’t say it, ’cause I know I’m cute.”
To find out more, visit the Quay Australia website here.