Welcome to the Church of Lizzo: a holy, immense sanctuary dedicated to loving yourself. The screams that erupt throughout Brixton Academy as soon as she appears, majestic in a metallic cape like some kind of futuristic preacher, are those usually reserved for boy bands. This is deafening, devoted adoration and every last drop is deserved.
The rapper, singer and flautist’s brand of empowered indulgence and body positivity has been alive and kicking for most of the 2010s, but it’s only recently that droves of fans have joined the faithful. “The world called on it because the world needs it now,” she says of her mission. “I need it now and you need it now.”
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