Palm Springs, CA – Bold and brassy one minute and devastatingly sincere the next, Lizzo is an artist that defies easy definition.
A gifted rapper, a hair-raising gospel singer, a razor-sharp wordsmith, a classically trained flautist, she is also a passionate advocate for feminism and black empowerment.
Lizzo is a hard-touring road warrior who is equally capable of winning over audiences in London, Paris, New York, and her hometown of Minneapolis. And she is now taking her hip hop chops and body-positive message to the Dinah, the world’s largest lesbian event in the world.
The Houston-bred, Minneapolis-based rapper/vocalist released last fall her highly anticipated major-label debut, Coconut Oil, via Atlantic records . The EP was produced by pop super-producer Ricky Reed (Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo) and features her 2016 breakout singles “Good As Hell” & “Phone”, and the just released track “Scuse Me.”
LIzzo, born Melissa Jefferson, recently kicked off the next leg of her Coconut Oil tour, which she is now taking to Palm Springs on Saturday April 1 for an exclusive one night only live performance at the Dinah.
While she confidently stands as role model to many women for her feminist songs about body image and self-respect, she’s also found fans in legendary male musicians including the late Prince who enlisted her to perform on his PLECTRUMELECTRUM track “BOYTROUBLE”, Sleater Kiney and Outkast’s Andre 3000.
“BIG GRRRL SMALL WORLD”, a critical favorite among indie tastemakers, followed in 2015, affirming Lizzo as an iconic contemporary rapper and hip hop force of nature.
Celebrating who you are has long been Lizzo’s MO. Thanks to her self-care/self-love themed songs and emotionally charged lyrics, she’s become the new queen of body-positive self-acceptance anthems.