After the release of her new single “Rumors, ” Lizzo went onto her Instagram live to share her feelings about the negative comments she’s been receiving.
Lizzo’s new single and music video for “Rumors,” which features Cardi B, was released on Friday, but despite its success, people decided to target the singer for her appearance.
In her Instagram live video, Lizzo teared up and told viewers that she was particularly sensitive because of the hard work she’s been doing lately.
“On the days when I should feel the happiest, it just — I feel so down,” she said on the live. She then went on to talk about all the work she’s been doing which included working long hours, press releases, filming, and writing new music.
“Sometimes I feel like the world just don’t love me back. It’s like it doesn’t matter how much positive energy you put into the world, you’re still gonna have people who have something mean to say about you,” she continued.
She then went on to talk about the hurtful comments she’s been receiving about her appearance.
“People saying s*** about me that just doesn’t even make sense. It’s fat-phobic, it’s racist, and it’s hurtful.”
The plus-sized singer has shared body-positive content on her social media platforms for months and talks about her vegan lifestyle, but despite having a healthy lifestyle, she continues to be criticized for her size.
“I’m not making music for anybody. I’m a Black woman making music. I make Black music, period. I’m not serving anyone but myself. Everyone is invited to a Lizzo show, to a Lizzo song. To this good energy. Everyone is invited,” she said, before telling off those who are making negative comments.
“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,” Lizzo said in defense of other Black women her size.
The video has since been deleted from her Instagram, but many fans saved it.
She later tweeted about self-love and said, “Loving yourself in a world that don’t love u back takes an incredible amount of self awareness & a bulls*** detector that can see through a** backwards societal standards…”
Loving yourself in a world that don’t love u back takes an incredible amount of self awareness & a bullshit detector that can see through ass backwards societal standards…
if u managed to love yourself today I’m proud of u.
If u haven’t, I’m still proud of u. This shits hard
— ALL THE RUMORS ARE TRUE (@lizzo) August 15, 2021
Her “Rumors” collaborator, Cardi B, later came to Lizzo’s defense and quoted a video of Lizzo’s live and said, “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.”
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. https://t.co/jE5eJw8XP6
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) August 15, 2021
She later tweeted about the success of “Rumors” and said that it was “doing great.”
Rumors is doing great. Stop trying to say the song is flopping to dismiss a woman emotions on bullying or acting like they need sympathy. The song is top 10 on all platforms. Body shaming and callin her mammy is mean & racist as fuck. pic.twitter.com/Dr2t06mjEs
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) August 15, 2021
Several other celebrities and fans have come to Lizzo’s defense after she posted her emotional video.
Luckily, the singer seems to be doing better and is ready to ignore the haters and tweeted on Monday saying, “Aight it’s a new day! A new chance to win! We already winning !”
Aight it’s a new day!
A new chance to win!
We already winning !
— ALL THE RUMORS ARE TRUE (@lizzo) August 16, 2021
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