Singer and body-positivity advocate, Lizzo, has revealed that she has been consistently working out for the last 5 years, and her reasoning is utterly inspiring.
Keep scrolling to read more about the iconic musician, and to hear what she had to say about her body image...
Who hasn't heard of the sensation that is Lizzo?Born Melissa Viviane Jefferson in Detroit, 1988, Lizzo has been making music for a long time - her debut album came out in 2013 - but she's only become a global sensation in the last few years.
Her third studio album, Cuz I Love You, is a total masterpiece.But it isn't just her brilliant music that she makes that has garnered Lizzo such a legion of fans...
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?
Her performances are like nothing else in this world.Last year, Lizzo stormed the stage at the BET Awards, and she performed her hit single "Truth Hurts," wearing a leotard-wedding-dress and blew the collective minds of the entire audience. But wait until you hear what prop she emerged from during the performance...
She started the performance atop a giant wedding cake.Lizzo then proceeded to remove her veil and gown, dance like no one was watching, and even include an impressively intricate flue solo.
She also performed at the MTV Video Music Awards - and, again, blew the internet's collective mind.
Things Lizzo did: THAT #MTVVMAs https://t.co/ayALRtJRrC— British GLAMOUR (@British GLAMOUR)1566883461.0
Lizzo performed a medley of her greatest hits.And, to finish, also managed to preach a message of self-love to the eagerly awaiting audience.
And, from these performances, Lizzo has managed to garner a whole array of famous fans.
p.s. Queen Latifah cheering with her whole body for @lizzo through that #VMAs2019 performance is such a MOOD! https://t.co/sAyPyk95H5— Bridget Liszewski (@Bridget Liszewski)1566906745.0
Rihanna has also offered her support to the Detroit-born singer.In one NSFW Instagram message, Lizzo claims that Rihanna "said I f**ked the stage like it was my side b***h. Don't get mad, Rihanna. I am not trying to blow up your spot, but that was a hard a** line! I might take that line."
She has even gained the admiration of some pretty high profile political figures...
With summer winding down, here’s a sampling of what Michelle and I have been listening to — some new, some old, som… https://t.co/f41MILYSBr— Barack Obama (@Barack Obama)1566660956.0
Understandably, Lizzo was blown away.
I TWEETED THIS AT 10:26AM AND ONE HOUR LATER PRESIDENT @BarackObama TWEETED ABOUT ME!!! WE’RE FRIENDS NOW I DONT… https://t.co/PsXT5XFaHc— Feelin Good As Hell (@Feelin Good As Hell)1566661614.0
And, just when you thought her fan base couldn't get any more spectacular...The Queen herself, Beyonce, suddenly comes into the equation.
Lizzo took to the stage at the Philadelphia Music Festival in September and performed an array of hits, including "Juice" and "Good as Hell."As you'd probably expect, Jay-Z's wife and collaborator, Beyonce was in attendance at the festival. She also performed, but the biggest moment of the night took place backstage...
She showed the close up on Twitter.
A story in two parts: https://t.co/mmOfgA9wOK— Feelin Good As Hell (@Feelin Good As Hell)1567385309.0
And it gets even better.
BEYONCÉ DANCING TO LIZZO https://t.co/gnKUFi3y4N— sarah 🖤 plastic hearts (@sarah 🖤 plastic hearts)1567387922.0
But what's even more important than her talent and star-studded fan base?It has to be Lizzo's incredible message. Her lyrics are designed to inspire self-love and confidence, particularly in young women. In a world of problematic messages, she's a real force for good.
And the internet has responded.Social media is rife with jokes about how we are all now trying to love ourselves - if only to make Lizzo proud. Hey, any motivator makes for a good start!
And, late last year, Lizzo's incredible message was cemented.The star was named as TIME's Entertainer of the Year.
Her win was so important...
.@lizzo is TIME's 2019 Entertainer of the Year #TIMEPOY https://t.co/ILo2CDwuQZ https://t.co/5tnfRTXpiJ— TIME (@TIME)1576069201.0
It's a truly impressive achievement.
Lizzo opened up to the magazine about being an advocate for body positivity:
Her self-love is undeniable...Her Instagram account is adorned with empowering photos of her embracing the body she was born with.
During the ongoing lockdown, Lizzo has been sharing the self-love...And she even shared an Instagram Story of her dancing around while scantily clad in her underwear. Now that's a quarantine mood.
But, behind the confidence and the body positivity...
The singer is relentlessly body-shamed online...
The singer has been vocal about the amount of abuse she receives online...
Yeah I can’t do this Twitter shit no more.. too many trolls... ✌🏾 I’ll be back when I feel like it.— Feelin Good As Hell (@Feelin Good As Hell)1578282900.0