In a new interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, the pop sensation opens up about the body-shaming and racism she encounters daily.
The Good for Hell singer explained that, unlike her thin counterparts, she cannot hide her insecurities.
“I feel like fat is the worst thing people can say about me at this point”. Lizzo has often used social media as an outlet for body positivity. ‘How dare a popstar be fat?’ I had to own that.”
Lizzo expressed in the interview that even though she has achieved a lot whilst being a plus-size Black woman, many are not given the same opportunities as her.
“There are still so many people who suffer from being marginalised systemically. Meanwhile, there’s a plus-size Black girl at the Grammys. But plus-size Black women are still not getting the treatment they deserve in hospitals and from doctors and at work,”
More recently, the singer shared her feelings on an Instagram live, where she spoke about the amount of racism and bullying she has received since her latest single Rumours.
In tears, the singer said “People saying s**t about me that just doesn’t even make sense. It’s fat-phobic, and it’s racist and it’s hurtful. If you don’t like my music, cool. If you don’t like ‘Rumours‘ the song, cool. But a lot of people don’t like me because of the way I look.”
There has been an overwhelming amount of support and love in response to the interview from many collaborators such as Cardi B and Chloe Bailey.
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