Lizzo 'Rumors' and How She is Handling 'Unfair' Comments
After sharing a her feelings on an Instagram live, she discussed how hurtful comments had been after she had released her new single “Rumors,” featuring Cardi B. The Grammy winner explained why she wanted to speak out and how she’s trying her best to push through.
"It's fatphobic, it's racist, and it's hurtful," the singer expressed during the Live. "What I won't accept is y'all doing this to Black women over and over and over again, especially us big Black girls. When we don't fit into the box that you want to put us in, you just unleash hatred onto us. It's not cool. I'm doing this s*** for the big Black women in the future who just want to live their lives without being scrutinized or put into boxes."
In a recent interview with Good Morning America, Lizzo stated, “I don’t mind critiques about me, my music. I don’t even mind the fat comments, you know. 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.’ My head is always up,” Lizzo explained. “Even when I’m upset and even when I’m crying, my head is up. But I know it’s my job as an artist to reflect at times, and this should not fly. This shouldn’t be okay.”
“God doesn’t give me anything I cannot handle, and God also gave me the gift to be fearless in my vulnerability, to help inspire people,” she added. “I don’t ever mean to alarm someone. People just need to know I’ve got this.”
Many stars came in defense of the 'Truth Hurts' singer, including that of her recent collaborator, Cardi B:
Lizzo also went on to tweet out some inspirational messages of self love to her audience following her emotional moments on Instagram: "If u managed to love yourself today I’m proud of u. If u haven’t, I’m still proud of u. This s**ts hard."