In July, J Cole came to give us a glimpse of Dreamville, this weekend C Breezy ventured to North Cackalacky to see if we were in need of his guidance, and on Friday, Lizzo will come to grace us with the truth. And before you ask me if I’m going to see her, I’m not. A lot has changed since my days as a Pirate. I used to be hip and in the know, but now it takes me a minute to figure out which artists I should be listening to, and that’s mainly because the song that has been on rotation in my car is Pink Fong’s version of Baby Shark do do do do do. And when I usually find out who’s hot, it’s from my 23 year old, but lately, she and I haven’t taken the time to discuss anyone other than Megan Thee Stallion’s and her knees, but whoo chile, that’s a whole nother blog post.
However, this summer, I did take the time to brush up on one song, Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts”, and last weekend when my daughter was home visiting, she was singing Lizzo’s hit, and to her surprise, I chimed in, “Best friend sat me down in the salon chair, shampoo press get you outta my hair.” She was tickled, especially as I went on to sing more of Lizzo’s truth. The truth is, I actually love this song. I think it speaks to the struggle that many women have faced sometime or another: “Yeah, I got boy problems, that’s the human in me.” This song is Lizzo letting us know that it’s okay to be “the shit” and “not shit” at the same damn time, and I am absolutely okay with that.
As I ventured to stalk Lizzo to find out more about her. I discovered that she really is “100% that Bitch” (a phrase that she is trying to trademark), and it’s time that the world took notice. First of all she is a dreamer, just like me, and probably just like you too, and that is important. She has had some hard times that tested her; she wondered if anyone would even care if she continued to make music, she wondered who the hell would listen to it even if she did, she felt like quitting, but she stayed the course. She did what she needed to do to make her dreams a reality, and I freakin’ love that! I completely understand that struggle, and the truth is, a lot of times, I have been the one to create it. But like Lizzo says, we have the power to make magic happen and solve our own problems, “Bling Bling then I solve ’em, that’s the Goddess in me”! I love the fact that Lizzo is showing the world not to stay in the valley, but to recognize that we are equipped with everything we need to do some goddess shit and solve our own damn problems.
I am convinced that the world needs more women like Lizzo: she exudes confidence; she exudes beauty; and she makes those who listen to her more aware of their own power, and for this, she is brilliant. I am simply in awe of how amazing this woman is, and I have yet to hear all of her songs. I am jealous of everyone holding tickets to see her on Friday at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, but trust me when I tell you that I am not above camping out at the Raleigh Convention Center just to be near her.
If you are going and you need outfit ideas, this is what I’d wear if I were going to spend the evening with Goddess Lizzo. Everything about this look exudes femininity and confidence. If you’re going to see Lizzo, turn up for me. I’ll definitely be there in spirit.