Lizzo Admits That Listening To Beyoncé Helped Her Overcome Depression: ‘She’s Been My North Star’

Lizzo expressed her appreciation for Beyoncé after performing “Good as Hell” and “Juice” on the James Corden Show

During an interview with James Corden for his “Carpool Karaoke” segment, Lizzo credited Beyoncé as her personal “North Star.”

On Monday, “The Late Late Show with James Corden” will air the segment.

The routine of the segment consists of celebrities singing radio hits alongside Corden, who asks questions while driving.

Lizzo’ expressed her admiration for Beyoncé after performing “Good as Hell” and “Juice” with James Corden.

Lizzo said, “When I was shy or when I didn’t think I was cool or when I was getting picked on. I would listen to Beyoncé in my bedroom and it would transport me. I would feel something. I would feel like my life was going to be better.”

The 34-year-old singer revealed that Beyoncé’s second solo album, “B’Day,” helped her get through a time of depression after dropping out of college.

Lizzo said, “I listened to ‘B’Day’ on repeat and I would just sing ‘B’Day’ all the time.”

“The way she makes people feel is how I want to make people feel with music. Like, she’s been my North Star.”

Corden then played a joke on the singer of “Rumors,” asking if she wanted him to call Beyoncé while they were recording.

Corden took his phone from the car’s center console and began dialing, nearly bringing Lizzo to tears.

“I’m joking, there’s no way I have her phone number,” Corden joked before singing Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” together.

Lizzo says she has never met her idol in person, but they have been in the same rooms, including the 2021 Grammy Awards.

Both singers will release albums in July, with Lizzo’s “Special” arriving July 15, two weeks before Beyoncé’s “Renaissance,” which will be released on July 29.

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