Lizzo will be presented with a huge award at the 2023 Black Music Action Coalition. The singer will be awarded with the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award.
According to reports, she is being honored for her commitment to social justice and her philanthropic work. She has donated and raised over half a million dollars to different organizations including The Bail Project and Black Girls Smile.
She recently pledged $1 million to the National Network of Abortion Funds and Planned Parenthood in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. BMAC co-founder Will Prophet Stiggers said in a statement about this award for Lizzo.
“The Black Music Action Coalition is proud to honor Lizzo and Sylvia Rhone at this year’s gala as they join a group of trailblazers who have made an immense impact within the music industry and beyond,” he said. “We applaud their dedication to pushing boundaries, amplifying Black voices, and crashing through those glass ceilings, creating space for Black women.”
This news comes after Lizzo is facing allegations of racial harassment, assault, false imprisonment, and disability prosecution.
Congratulations to Lizzo.