Lizzo has opened up about the conversation surrounding her body image, and it seems the singer has grown tired of the comments.
She shared her thoughts on TikTok, calling out those who criticize her body.
And she didn’t hold back…
The singer said the conflicting messages she receives are “delusional.”
Read on for the full story…
Lizzo’s third studio album, Cuz I Love You, is a total masterpiece.
But it’s not just the brilliant music that she makes that has garnered Lizzo such a legion of fans.
There’s so much more to the star…
For one thing, she’s totally unique.
Which other plus-size, dance-trained, hip-hop artist plays the flute in almost all of her songs?
Truly, Lizzo is one of a kind.
But what’s even more important than her talent?
It’s gotta be Lizzo’s incredible message. Her lyrics are all designed to inspire self-love and confidence — particularly in young women. In a world of problematic messages, she’s a real force for good.
Lizzo has dominated the stage for several years now.
Gaining some pretty high-profile fans along the way.
At the BET Awards back in 2019, there was one audience member who was truly losing her mind over Lizzo’s performance…
And at the MTV Video Music Awards that same year, Lizzo made even more famous fans.
At the VMAs, the audience was pretty much all going wild for Lizzo — including Queen Latifah.
And late in 2019, Lizzo was cemented as a true icon.
The star was named TIME’s Entertainer of the Year. She was recognized for her trailblazing message of body positivity, advocacy for self-love, and her “relentlessly positive and impossibly catchy” sound.
It’s a truly impressive achievement.
“Attending a Lizzo concert feels like worshipping at the church of self-love, if your preacher was a pop star living joyfully in a big black body, delivering a sermon of self-acceptance that’s as frank as it is accessible,” author, Samantha Irby, wrote for TIME magazine.
Lizzo opened up to the magazine about being an advocate for body positivity:
“I’ve been doing positive music for a long-a** 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! How could we have guessed something like this would happen when we’ve never seen anything like this before?” the songstress told TIME.
And even now, the world’s love for Lizzo continues to grow with her success.
2020 saw her nominated for eleven awards at the Billboard Music Awards and she won one for Top Song Sales Artist.
The same year, she also performed a sold-out show at the Sydney Opera House…
The same place she had previously performed as a young flute player.
But it seems life isn’t all positivity for Lizzo.
As the singer has revealed the struggles she has faced in her past…
In an interview with Rolling Stone, she revealed she had even been temporarily homeless.
After dropping out of college, Lizzo lived in her car while struggling to break through as a rapper.
She struggled with her self-esteem and was deeply unhappy.
But when she moved to Minneapolis and broke through onto the local music scene, things seriously began to pick up for the star…
And her fortune is impressive!
It’s estimated that she’s earned $16.5 million from music sales, plus an extra $8.8 million from her extensive tours.
But that’s not all…
She’s had brand deals with many big companies, including Dove, Urban Decay, Absolut Vodka, Google Pixel 6, Logitech, and Quay, which helped line her pockets further!
And on top of this, there’s Yitty.
Yitty is Lizzo’s shapewear brand with Fabletics, which is reportedly a huge financial success!
Plus, there’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls.
Lizzo’s reality show airs on Amazon Prime, and even won an Emmy!
And how is Lizzo celebrating all of this success?
Well, she’s invested in an incredible $26 million mansion.
She never fails to put on a show…
But Lizzo has faced her fair share of trolls in her time.
She wore a rather revealing dress to Cardi B’s birthday party which had many questioning her taste levels…
“She needs to respect herself! That’s the main problem for me. Big little or tiny anything in between. The woman should respect themselves to not show their entire bodies to everyone,” one person wrote.
But Lizzo has hit back at the trolls in an Instagram video…
“It’s very funny to me that people are upset that I’m wearing a see-through outfit or that I’m twerking in a see-through outfit,” she said, as per Entertainment Tonight.
“Let people live, bro. Let people wear whatever the f*** they wanna wear!” she finished.
Lizzo has taken on the trolls once more…
One fan said: “Love Lizzo for being unapologetic about being herself!”
“She respects herself, her body — that’s true love. I admire that so much about her. ‘Cuz I’m my own soulmate, I know how to love me,” another agreed.
“♉️WELCOME TO TAURUS SEASON♉️,” Lizzo wrote in the caption to her now-deleted nude selfie.
“To celebrate I wanna give y’all this unedited selfie… now normally I would fix my belly and smooth my skin but baby I wanted to show u how I do it au naturel.”
Lizzo also shared that she’s sharing the picture to celebrate the Dove Self-Esteem Project to help “change the conversation about beauty standards.”
We love a body-positive queen!
The thirty-four-year-old has once again shown herself to be a gem of the industry.
The star got candid about her insecurities during an appearance on The Howard Stern Show.
Lizzo revealed that she got with her beau Myke Wright while she was struggling with feeling “unloveable.”
The singer explained that she met Wright in 2016 on MTV’s Wonderland set.
Lizzo revealed they had “s*xual tension,” but nothing ever came of it.
“I had a lot of s**t to do, and I still was very much in my ‘I feel unlovable’ place, and I still was very much not where I wanted to be career-wise,” she explained.
“Even if a person came around that I was googly gaga about, I had these wild defenses up that made it almost impossible for a true intimate relationship to occur.
“When the time was right, we came together, and we just recently were like, ‘Oh, we’re together. This is official,'” Lizzo said.
And it seems like they’re in it for the long haul, “we’re not playing any games with each other anymore. We’re very much locked in,” the star added.
“There’s nobody else I’m going to be with for the rest of my life.”
Since then, Lizzo has spoken out about the comments she receives online about her body…
And it seems she’s tired of the criticism.
She took to TikTok to vent her frustrations at the conflicting messages she receives.
The comments allegedly go from “you’re so big” to “you’re so little,” making her realize “the discourse around bodies is officially tired.”
She continued: “I have seen comments go from, ‘Oh my gosh, I liked you when you were thick. Why’d you lose weight?’ to ‘Oh my gosh, why’d you get a BBL? I liked your body before.’
“To ‘Oh my gosh, you’re so big! You need to lose weight—but for your health!’ to ‘Oh my gosh, you’re so little you need to get a** or t**ties or something,’ to ‘Oh my gosh, why did she get all that work done? It’s just too much work’.
“Are we okay? Do you see the delusion?” she added.
“This body? Is art. And I’m going to do whatever I want with this body.”
She later said that if people had to pay for their messages then it would be a whole different story.
“I wish that comments costed y’all money. So we could see how much time we’re f**king wasting on the wrong thing,” she added.
You can watch her TikTok here.