Lizzo urges people to ‘talk about institutionalized racism’ during filming of Global Citizen – Music News
Lizzo urged people to “talk about institutionalized racism” as she performed at Global Citizen Live this weekend.
Hitmaker Good as Hell took to the stage in Central Park in New York City on Saturday night for the 24-hour fundraising concert to perform her hits Juice and Truth Hurts, as well as to deliver an important message.
âNow I’m a rich bitch, it’s exciting, it never happened,â she said, People reports. “I’m like, ‘What kind of rich bitch do I want to be?’ And I decided I wanted to be a philanthropist. I want to give back. Why would God give me so much if I can’t give it back? So thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to give back. “
She went on to note that Central Park was once the village of Seneca, a 19th-century settlement made up mostly of African-American landowners who were ordered to leave in 1857 and their homes were demolished for the construction of Central Park. .
Lizzo urged her fans to remember to keep the conversation about racism alive when they think about how to make the world better.
âAs we talk about climate change, making the world a better place and solving the problem of homelessness, we also have to talk about the institutionalized racism that happens all the time in this country,â Lizzo continued. âAnd if we don’t talk about our history constructively, how can we build a better future? It’s time to talk about things, and it’s time to make a change. And it starts on the inside. better for others. “
Other artists on Global Citizen Live included Jennifer Lopez, Elton John, Coldplay and Shawn Mendes.