Lizzo finally made her Carpool Karaoke debut, and that was a lot of time. The Grammy-winning singer, rapper, and flute player joined James Corden to sing some of his biggest hits and look back on his long and winding road to stardom on June 27. However, by far, the biggest moment in the video came when the Houston native talked about her fellow H-Town icon: Beyoncé.
Lizzo tells Corden
His love for Queen Bey goes beyond just everyday fandom. She was a self-proclaimed nerd growing up and said that the kids made fun of her. Those kids didn’t know that Beyoncé had the power on their side.” When I was shy or when I didn’t think I was cool or when I was being picked on, I would listen to Beyoncé in my bedroom and it would take me,” she said. “I’ll feel something.
Lizzo on Carpool Karaoke
For the particular singer, there was a specific reason (and the album) that Bey got her through tough times. She said that Beyoncé’s music gave her the hope she desperately needed when she dropped out of school and started living out of her car. Lizzo said on Carpool Karaoke, “When I got out of college and I was really sad, I listened to B’Day over and over again, and I would just sing B’Day all the time.
It turns out that Beyoncé inspired Lizzo to do more than get her life back together. “I was like, ‘I’m going to be a singer. I’m going to be a singer. The way she makes people feel how I want to make people feel with music,'” she said. “She’s been my North Star.
Lizzo’s love for Beyoncé so deep
He also named his grand silver flute, the Sasha Float, after Bay’s alter ego, Sasha Fierce. Sasha Float also has her own verified Instagram account. Given that B’Day had timeless hits like “Déj vu,” “Irreplaceable,” “Ring the Alarm,” and “Get Me Bodied,” it’s no surprise It was that a young Lizzo found herself on the record.
She hasn’t met Beyoncé yet. So when Corden asked her if she wanted him to call Queen Bey herself, she cried before laughing and reassuring her that he didn’t have her number.