Lizzo Says Beyoncé Helped Her Through Depression

“I would feel something. I would feel like my life was going to be better.”

Lizzo has always been a really big Beyoncé fan — but it turns out she helped her through a really tough time, too.

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During Lizzo’s episode of Carpool Karaoke, she belted out some Beyoncé songs and opened up about the impact the musician had on her life.

“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,” Lizzo recounted.

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She continued, “I would feel something. I would feel like my life was going to be better.”

Lizzo even shared that as a preteen, she named her flute Sasha Flute after being inspired by Beyoncé’s alter-ego Sasha Fierce.

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And when Lizzo made the decision to drop out of college a few years later, Beyoncé’s music once again helped her through.

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“When I dropped out of college and I was really depressed, I watched to b’day on repeat. And I would just sing b’day all the time, and I was like, ‘I’m going to be a singer,'” Lizzo shared.

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She added that the way Beyoncé makes people feel is how she “wants to make people feel with music.”

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“She’s been my North Star,” Lizzo concluded.

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While Lizzo and Bey haven’t met just yet, fingers crossed someone will introduce them ASAP!

The ​National Alliance on Mental Illness​ is 1-888-950-6264 (NAMI) and provides information and referral services; ​​is an association of mental health professionals from more than 25 countries who support efforts to reduce harm in therapy.

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