In a TV appearance that needs to be seen to be believed, Lizzo once performed on an episode of Made in Chelsea.
Ah, Made in Chelsea. The structured reality show that follows the highs and highs and more highs of the rich and Instagram-famous socialites of London. Those of us who tuned in from the very beginning (guilty as charged) will have fond memories Spencer Matthews’ numerous dramatic break-ups, the thrill of the season finale dinner party fights and, of course, Lucy Watson accusing Millie Macintosh of “getting up in her grill”.
Yes, they were good times indeed.
Although the show is about to start its 18th series, things just don’t feel the same anymore. For starters, most of the original cast have left, apart from Jamie “Biscuits” Laing who refuses to let go. In their place is a cast of people who all look like they’re under the age of 18 (or maybe we’re all just getting older?). And there are only so many awkward silences we can handle at this point in our lives.
But an unexpected discovery has piqued our interest in the show once more…
Lizzo once performed on Made in Chelsea. Yes, self-love guru and musical genius Lizzo of Juice, Boys and Jerome fame once appeared on the show about very, very posh people. Bizarre, right?
It happened in 2014, just one year after her debut album Lizzobangers was released. The MIC cast filmed a special summer series in New York, which was aptly titled Made in Chelsea: NYC. It was the series that saw Louise Thompson meet Alik Alfus, Binky Felsted recovering after her split from Alex Mytton and Mark Francis hosting a little boat affair on the Hudson.
And, according to the below video clip, it was Lizzo’s debut on British television. The star performed a rendition of Blondie’s Rapture while Watson, Felsted and co awkwardly danced in the audience. Little did they know that they were watching an icon in the making who would go on to take Glastonbury and the VMAs by storm.
Watch Lizzo perform on Made in Chelsea
While Thompson and Alfus’s relationship went on to sink to the bottom of the Thames after he moved to London, Lizzo’s star profile went up, up and away.
Along with gifting the world some absolute bangers, she also constantly promotes body positivity, self-care and empowerment in the most vibrant ways. She’s also about the star alongside Jennifer Lopez in the highly-anticipated film The Hustlers. And she openly talks about important issues such as depression and racism.
So I guess, against all odds, Made in Chelsea helped play a tiny (very tiny) role in Lizzo’s journey to becoming the powerhouse that she is today.