Lizzo has spoken out against the abusive body shaming comments she’s received on social media.
In a recent appearance on Good Morning America, the Cuz I Love You artist opened up about the bullying she’s experienced. “I don’t mind critiques about me, my music. I don’t even mind the fat comments,” Lizzo said, continuing, “I just feel like it’s unfair sometimes, the treatment that people like me receive…People are like, ‘Don’t let ’em see you with your head down, sis!’ My head is always up, even when I’m upset and even when I’m crying, my head is up. I know it’s my job as an artist to reflect the times and this sh*t should not fly, this should not be okay.”
She added, “Black women have been in this industry and innovating it forever. It is unfortunate that we are the ones who do suffer from the marginalisation the most. I feel like if it weren’t for the internet and social media, I could’ve been erased. I chose to be undeniable and I chose to be loud and I chose to be great. And I’m still here. It’s difficult.”
Lizzo’s “Rumors” collaborator Cardi B and her partner, Offset, both defended the 33-year-old in separate statements. “When you stand up for yourself they claim your problematic & sensitive.When you don’t they tear you apart until you crying like this. Whether you skinny,big,plastic, they going to always try to put their insecurities on you.Remember these are nerds looking at the popular table,” Cardi wrote on Twitter, while Offset stated, “Let these beautiful Black women, let these women be great. Stop judging and bringing out negative energy. We work hard to be entertainers for the world, let us be.”
Watch Lizzo’s interview above.
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