Lizzo says Beyoncé's music gave her hope, calls her 'my north star'

By Arid Khaled June 29, 2022
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In the latest Carpool Karaoke segment hosted by The Late Show’s James Corden, Lizzo opened up about how she got through the tough times in her life.

The singer shared the impact Beyoncé had on her life and how her music helped her break through her shyness and depression.

"When I was shy or when I didn’t think I was cool and when I was getting picked on, I would listen to Beyoncé in my bedroom and it would transport me," she revealed. "I would feel something. I would feel like, 'My life is going to be better, there’s hope for me.'"

The Grammy winner continued and explained that the 2006 album B'Day became a source of comfort for her as she struggled with her mental health.

"When I dropped out of college and I was really depressed I listened to B’Day on repeat and I would just sing B’Day all the time. I was like, 'I’m gonna be a singer. I’m gonna be a singer. The way she makes people feel is the way I want to make people feel with music.'"

She expressed that Beyoncé is as important to her as the North star.

"She’s been my North Star."

During the drive around Los Angeles, the Truth Hurts singer also jammed out to some of her biggest hits like Good as Hell, Juice, and more.

In the end, the two covered Beyoncé's Crazy In Love before heading to a park where Lizzo made Corden reenact one of her popular TikToks for her latest single About Damn Time.