Lizzo Says She 'Feels Like She's Dying' Amid Relentless Online Bullying | 22 Words

Lizzo is the queen of body positivity and putting on a brave face, but even she has been impacted by cruel trolls and relentless bullying. And her latest update is the most worrying yet...

Lizzo is a complete and utter sensation.

Born Melissa Jefferson in Detroit, 1988, Lizzo has been making music for a long time - but she has 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.

For one thing, the stage was decorated with a giant inflatable booty.

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.

At the VMAs, the audience was pretty much all going wild for Lizzo - including Queen Latifah.

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...

Incredibly, the POTUS in our hearts, Barack Obama, tweeted his and Michelle's summer playlist - and you'd better believe it included our girl Lizzo.

Understandably, Lizzo was blown away.

Oddly enough, she had tweeted earlier in the day about her love for Obama. Sometimes the universe really seems to work in mysterious ways.

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.

Because, if you look closely, a certain somebody is watching Lizzo from behind the scenes - and it seems like Beyonce likes what she sees.

And it gets even better.

Because some fans even captured a video of Beyonce grooving along to Lizzo's signature beats. I could die a happy woman if I were Lizzo.

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, 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...

The star was celebrated 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-ass 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.

Her self-love is undeniable...

And her Instagram account is adorned with empowering photos of her embracing the body she was born with.

She proves that confidence is key.

And she isn't afraid to rock some risque pieces.

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...

Lizzo has had to deal with her fair share of bullying and online abuse.

The singer is relentlessly body-shamed online...

And many people openly slam her for "promoting obesity."

The singer has been vocal about the amount of abuse she receives online...

And has been known to take breaks from social media in order to protect her own mental wellbeing.

And, in true Lizzo fashion...

She has been known to speak out candidly about the effects these trolls have had on her.

But her latest revelation has left fans seriously worried.

In a recent interview with Australia's Marie Claire magazine, Lizzo opened up about the detrimental effect these trolls have on her mental health.

Earlier this year, Lizzo temporarily took down her Twitter account...

Because the incessant trolling was getting completely out of hand.

In her interview, the singer opened up about the effect this had on her mental health...

And just how out of hand her anxiety got as a result.

She admitted:

"Sometimes I have negative thoughts and feel like I’m dying."

But she then stressed that she has learned how to deal with these thoughts.

"I’ve learned to breathe when this happens. I understand the ­privilege of being able to practice circulate breathing until I can ­manage my anxiety."

"I cry and talk to a therapist until that oppressive feeling goes away."

Stay strong, Lizzo! For more on the beloved singer, keep scrolling to see some of her best memes...