There were even jokes about the power of her styling.
And she was quickly labelled an "inspiration".
Lizzo’s speech also struck home for many.
YES, @lizzo! 👏 Congrats on your #BBMAs Top Song Sales Artist award. https://t.co/MbyhXG0oV3
— Billboard Music Awards (@Billboard Music Awards)
"I've been thinking a lot about suppression and the voices the refused to be suppressed. I wonder would I be standing here by now if it weren't for the big, Black women who refused to have their voices be suppressed?" she said, accepting her award.
"If you're at home watching this and you're thinking about changing yourself to feel worthy, this your sign to remain true to who you are," she told viewers at home.
"When people try to suppress something, it's normally because that thing holds power. They're afraid of your power. There's power in who you are. There's power in your voice, so whether it's through music, protest or your right to vote — use your power, use your voice, and refuse to be suppressed”.