It happened when she formed the group Chalice with her collaborator and best friend Sophia Eris in Minneapolis. The two eventually became popular around the city and caught the Purple One’s attention.
From there, they both appeared on the song “Boytrouble,” off Prince’s 2014 album “Plectrumelectrum,” which features the late singer’s 3rdeyegirl backing band.
After that, the singer invited Chalice to perform at Paisley Park, and at one point he made the offer to produce Lizzo’s album.
It was something that gave the “Truth Hurts” singer a tremendous amount of confidence, because before that she didn’t receive a lot of support from either the rap community or those connected to the independent music scene.
“I used to be so upset that I never had co-signs,” Lizzo told Rolling Stone in 2018. “I was like, ‘I’m too weird for the rappers and too black for the indies.’ I was just sitting in this league of my own. To be embraced by Prince and co-signed, I am eternally grateful for that.”
In November, it was announced that Lizzo received a whopping eight Grammy nominations the most of any other artist and she walked away with three for the 62nd Grammy Awards. Some might say it’s just one sign that shows how successful the singer’s 2019 album “Cuz I Love You” has been and how many people she’s touched with it.
But even though Lizzo’s music has that wide reach, the 31-year-old said she truly wants her songs to connect with a specific group of people.
“As a black woman, I make music for people, from an experience that is from a black woman,” she explained. “I’m making music that hopefully makes other people feel good and helps me discover self-love. That message I want to go directly to black women, big black women, black trans women. Period.”