Klobuchar praises Lizzo after Time names her 'Entertainer of the Year'
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharBiden leads Sanders by 7 in new national poll Sanders joins Biden atop 2020 Democratic field: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions MORE (D-Minn.) celebrated fellow Minnesotan Lizzo on Thursday after the singer was named Time’s “Entertainer of the Year.”

“We in Minnesota couldn’t be more proud of Lizzo,” Klobuchar, a Democratic presidential candidate, tweeted.

Time announced the chart-topping artist as Entertainer of the Year on Wednesday as part of their annual list.


The same day the magazine announced teen climate activist Greta Thunberg was the 2019 “Person of the Year.” 

Klobuchar joined politicians in congratulating Thunberg, too. 

“Her principled leadership and fearless advocacy are an inspiration,” Klobuchar tweeted about Thunberg. 

Lizzo, who was nominated for more Grammy awards than any other artist this year, appeared on CBS “This Morning” on Thursday alongside another White House hopeful, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' Sanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden Overnight Defense: Trump downplays troops' concussion injuries in Iran attack | Dems offer case against Trump on day two of trial | UN links Saudis to hack of Bezos' phone MORE (D). 

When asked to describe himself in three words, the mayor said: “Standing near Lizzo.”


To the same question, Lizzo responded “Glamorous, talented and bootiful.”

Her body positive and upbeat music has been characteristic of her style for years, but she told Time it took time for the world to catch up with her sound and message. 

“I’ve been doing positive music for a long-ass time,” she told Time. “Then the culture changed. There were a lot of things that weren’t popular but existed, like body positivity, which at first was a form of protest for fat bodies and black women and has now become a trendy, commercialized thing. Now I’ve seen it reach the mainstream. Suddenly I’m mainstream!”