Lizzo is good at putting on a show, and nowhere is that more true with how she feels about constantly being fat-shamed and harassed whenever she produces new music.
Lizzo, in the past, has put on a face of amusement whenever trolls decide to comment on her weight; in one such instance, telling a person who called her "obese" that it was, in fact, her bank account that was the "obese" one; but what she didn't show until now were that these comments do take a toll on her mental health.
On an Instagram live, Lizzo broke down into tears when addressing fans about the negative comments.
"On the days I feel like I should be the happiest ... I feel so down. I hurt so hard," she said, in reference to comments dropped her way in response to her new single "Rumors" with rapper Cardi B.
"If you don't like my music, cool. If you don't like 'Rumors' the song, cool. But a lot of people don't like me because of the way I look."
All Lizzo gotta do is remind herself Prince co-signed on her music. The other girls wish they had that and never will.— Brittny Pierre (@Brittny Pierre) 1629132909.0
Lizzo slander says a lot about the person bc she has done nothing outside of existing. We say we want Black women i… https://t.co/Fx10SQR1rI— 5hahem (@5hahem) 1629066283.0
90% of the abuse would not have happened if Lizzo was skinny. But fatphobia is still strong. https://t.co/l53l3f6QOF— Q&A episode is up. (@Q&A episode is up.) 1629083508.0
Tea. If it had be Lizzo y’all would have been saying she’s promoting an “unhealthy lifestyle.” I hate fatphobia. https://t.co/hJCViDkiBz— Dr. Jon Paul ✊🏾🏳️🌈 (@Dr. Jon Paul ✊🏾🏳️🌈) 1628954745.0
fatphobia is anti-black. you can see it in the way they treat Lizzo, Nicole Byer, Mo'Nique, Missy Elliott, Gabby Si… https://t.co/s7uSwUW3n5— Bryan (they/them) (@Bryan (they/them)) 1629083038.0
Cardi B, Lizzo's recent collaborator, posted a defense of Lizzo and a call-out to all of those coming after her.
When you stand up for yourself they claim your problematic & sensitive.When you don’t they tear you apart until you… https://t.co/w8tPbHu0zE— iamcardib (@iamcardib) 1629049951.0
Cardi B said Lizzo's sadness broke her heart.
"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."
@iamcardib As a nerd when I was younger, I never hated on or was envious of the cool kids (though I was actually bu… https://t.co/NXGdC1l2xS— REALRITCH💅🏾 (@REALRITCH💅🏾) 1629050598.0
@iamcardib What makes me angry is how all the celebrities focus on the negative comments/people never the positive… https://t.co/USbzGCserX— Anything4Salinas (@Anything4Salinas) 1629052832.0
@iamcardib You both are stunning, gifted, talented, gorgeous, entertaining, clever, intelligent, successful, wealth… https://t.co/UWR17nD0T4— Lewis Cleale (@Lewis Cleale) 1629111376.0
However, Lizzo didn't stay sad for long.
After her bout with letting the trolls get to her, Lizzo renewed her unlimited bada** energy.
"For the people that just always have something negative to say about me, that has nothing to do with music, or the content of my character, or me as an artist, and just has everything to do with my body ... suck my p*ssy from behind, 'cause y'all motherf**kers gonna be the main ones catching up."
Happy 2nd anniversary to this video of Megan thee Stallion twerking to Lizzo playing Shake That Monkey on the flute… https://t.co/Ul1Ql0ju1Y— Female Rap Room (@Female Rap Room) 1628468798.0
This is a @lizzo stan account. ❤️👑 https://t.co/H7GfqCOmTu— shonda rhimes (@shonda rhimes) 1629135628.0
Lizzo doesn’t bother anybody……… I thought that after Chadwick y’all said that y’all wouldn’t…………….you know what nvm.— ΛDRIΛN (@ΛDRIΛN) 1629117470.0
@iamcardib Lizzo is strong and loves herself. However, she doesn’t have to be strong all the time. This display of… https://t.co/5CnFTywa0g— 💎 BARDIGANG❗️RUMORS 💎 (@💎 BARDIGANG❗️RUMORS 💎) 1629050537.0
You can see Lizzo and Cardi B's collaboration here:
WARNING: NSFW language
Our favorite celebrities are human—but god help you if you mess with Lizzo.
Even if people are going off on her, Lizzo will continue laughing all the way to the bank.