Singer Makes It Clear She Is “Not Making Music For White People”

During her candid conversation with Vanity Fair, Lizzo flat-out denied that she makes music for a”white audience.” Instead, the 34-year-old musician creates music that exemplifies her black experience. With a mix of genres flowing their Lizzo’s tunes, you can pick up on bits of hip hop, gospel, and R&B. She also has hit anthems like Good as Hell and About Damn Time that has skyrocketed to the top of the pop charts.

 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 02: Lizzo performs onstage at Madison Square Garden on October 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

 

 

“When Black people see a lot of white people in the audience, they think, ‘Well this isn’t for me, this is for them.’ The thing is, when a Black artist reaches a certain level of popularity, it’s going to be a predominantly white crowd,” she explains. “I was so startled when I watched [YouTube clips of gospel great] Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who was an innovator of rock and roll. She was like ‘I’m going to take gospel and shred guitar,’ and when they turned the camera around, it was a completely white audience.”

 

The singer pointed out several other Black icons who similarly played to predominantly white audiences including Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, Beyoncé and modern rappers.

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