Backstage at Billboard’s Women In Music event, Tituss Burgess, Tierra Whack, Zane Lowe, and Anderson .Paak were asked to reflect upon a time when they have failed, and how they got themselves past those difficult moments.
Tituss Burgess, who performed a tribute to the Icon Award recipient Cyndi Lauper during the event, tells Billboard that he does not give up easily, and as Lauper has taught us, “let your true colors shine through.”
“I think failure in and of itself is a terrible word because it just offers a suggestion of stopping,” he adds, “And that’s not what we should do. It’s not what Cyndi did, and now she’s an icon! So keep going.”