‘Truth Hurts’ Lizzo‘s father had passed away when she was on a music scholarship at the University of Houston. She had said that the pain of his passing caused her to drop out of college, because the depression became overwhelming.
She explained, “I kind of really gave up. Just because I was depressed. I didn’t have a purpose, like I didn’t feel like I had a purpose for being a musician or anything. So that turned into, ‘Oh can I sleep on your couch,’ and that eventually, I got really guilt ridden. So all I had was this car. It was a Subaru. That was my home for a little. I spent Thanksgiving in that car, and I remember I cried myself to sleep.”
But surviving those rough times eventually motivated the 31-year-old hitmaker to make music again, turning to a Craigslist Ad for a band seeking a singer. “It was this band looking for a singer. And I was going to be like, ‘OK I’m going to say that I’m a singer.” She told CBS This Morning in an interview, as she continued to say how she was studying to be a contemporary flutist.
“People now are like, ‘You’re a singer. You’re not a rapper,’ and I’m like, ‘Thanks’ because honey, I could not sing. So I just went for it. They were playing and I was like, ‘Ahhh,’ just singing full throttle. No technique. No intonation. No control. By the end of it, I remember I was like, ‘Ahh,’ and I was looking around at them and they were like, ‘We don’t know what you did or said, but you felt it and we like it.’ From then on I had to learn how to balance and refine my tools, my instrument.” And now we are blessed with Lizzo.
“Heads up: imma be me on any stage from the Grammys to your grandma’s backyard” she had tweeted back before all the fame. No-one probably paid it any mind back then, but wow has time changed. Lizzo will be performing at this years Grammys, set to air the Sunday, January 26th 2020.