This morning, Lizzo appeared on “The Breakfast Club,” while there, among other things, Charlamagne asked her if she thought she would have such a notable impact in her career. It’s a common question. But Lizzo offered an incredible story in answering it.
“You know what’s crazy, I, as a little girl, always knew I had to do music. Which is why I made so many sacrifices because from the jump I was like, ‘I have to do this.’ And I remember I would get messages. I would go to church a lot and they would have the guests come in and they would do all the little prophecies to you. And I had a woman say that to me once. I was in the seventh grade. And I can talk about it now because here we are. But she was like— I swear to y’all, ‘You’re going to try to lose weight but it’s not going to happen because when you go grow up you’re going to be a celebrity and you’re going to help girls love themselves, looking the way that they look.’ And I remember I was in the seventh grade and I was so offended because I was literally on a Slim Fast diet…She was like ‘Don’t tell nobody until it happens.’ And I was like, ‘This woman crazy.’ And then I looked up one day and I was playing a show and girls were coming up to me after the show saying, ‘You helped change the way I feel about myself.’ ‘You’ve helped me get out of a toxic relationship’ or an abusive relationship. And I was like, Whoa. It’s actually coming true. So I just feel very blessed.”
Lizzo’s entire interview is worth a listen. But the part about the prophecy starts around the 46-minute mark. You can watch it in the video below.