Pop Culture Fix: Lizzo Honors Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll Tina Turner With “Proud Mary” Tribute

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+ “I would not exist if it not for the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Lizzo said to a crowd in Phoenix on Wednesday night. “There would be no rock ‘n’ roll without Tina Turner.” She then performed Proud Mary and brought the damn house down. She said she didn’t want to cry, so she celebrated the heck out of our legend instead. You can watch a clip from Lizzo’s IG below, or the full performance on YouTube.

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Taylor Swift’s duet with Ice Spice is not a “surprise.” It is calculating and performative and is conveniently happening after folks on the internet “discovered” what a shitty person Mat Healy is. Are we really going to ignore the fact that Taylor Swift’s boyfriend is an awful racist and misogynist who has said horrific things about Black women and women of color, including Ice Spice?? AFAIK, this is the first time in Swift’s entire fucking career that she has collaborated with a Black/Blackish woman.

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