Lizzo Opened Up About How Beyoncé's Music Helped Her Through Her 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.

    A closeup of Lizzo

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

    Lizzo and James Corden sing in the car

    "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.

    A closeup of Beyonce

    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.

    A closeup of Lizzo playing the flute

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

    A closeup of Beyonce

    "When I dropped out of college and I was really depressed, I listened 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."

    A closeup of Beyonce

    "She’s been my North Star," Lizzo concluded.

    A closeup of Lizzo

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

    You can watch Lizzo's entire Carpool Karaoke episode below...

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