BEYONCE fans are outraged Lizzo beat out the Formation singer for best female R&B/pop artist at the 2020 BET Awards.
This year’s ceremony – which honors Black achievements in music, sports, television, and movies – was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.
When the category for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist came up, the Bey Hive was sure the Halo songstress would snag the top honor.
However, Lizzo, 32, continued the monster success she’s garnered this year and won the award.
The Truth Hurts rapper – who has listed Beyonce, 38, as one of her personal inspirations in the past – even thanked the music icon in her acceptance speech.
“Thank you so much BET and thank you to all the wonderfully talented, beautiful Black women that I share this category with,” she began.
Lizzo continued: “Beyonce thank you for everything you have done for Black culture.
“I have to say that three years ago, I sat in the audience at the BET Awards and I didn’t win anything. But I still went home feeling like a winner.
“Last year I performed on the main stage and I didn’t win anything but I still felt like a winner.
“This year, I have the honor of winning this prestigious award but I will always feel like a winner.
“Because as long as you’re winning at life, that’s the only trophy you need. So we’re all winners, ladies,” she praised at the conclusion of her speech.
Lizzo looked stunning in an elegant black gown with a white ruffled shoulder as she accepted the award in front of a nude portrait of herself inside of her home.
In addition to Queen Bey, Jhene Aiko, Kehlani, Summer Walker and H.E.R. were also nominated in the R&B/pop category.
Fans of Beyonce were furious their favorite performer lost out on the award.
“You mean to tell me I’m living in a world where people think Lizzo is a better vocalist than H.E.R, Beyonce, Kehlani, and Jhené?
“I WANNA GET OFF THIS STOP,” an angry Twitter user wrote.
Another fired off: “LIZZO???!!! Over Beyonce and H.E.R. someone is out of their d**n mind for this.”
“Lizzo really beat Beyoncé in a category something fishy going on,” someone else questioned.
While another added: “Lizzo won because they couldn’t get @Beyonce to record a ‘thank you speech.’”
Beyonce had better luck during the awards pre-show after she won for The Lion King track, Brown Skin Girl.
The actress’ eight-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, appeared on the song alongside her mom and was also a recipient of the prestigious honor.
Despite her young age, Blue Ivy beat out fellow nominees including Alicia Keys, Ciara, Missy Elliot and Lizzo.
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