She continued, “Like, that rumour, it’s a lie, first of all. I’ve never stage dived in my life and b*tch, how, like killed somebody? Y’all really gon’ put that on my mtherf*cking name? Like, I know I’m big but b*tch, I’m not that f*cking big.”
She also responded (in the best way) to critics who weren’t happy about her posting about her detox. After being accused of “submitting to diet culture” (LOL), Lizzo wrote on Instagram, “I detoxed my body and I’m still fat,” she wrote on Instagram. “I love my body and I’m still fat. I’m beautiful and I’m still fat.
These things are not mutually exclusive. To the people who look to me, please do not starve yourselves. I did not starve myself. I fed myself greens and water and fruit and protein and sunlight.
“You don’t have to do that to be beautiful or healthy. That was my way. You can do life your way. Remember, despite anything anyone says or does ✨DO WHAT YOU WANT WITH YOUR BODY✨”
As for the troll who decided it was their place to advise Lizzo to “slim down”? Well, Lizzo said it all when she posted a glorious photo of her wearing a Gucci hair clip to Instagram, with the caption, “…AND HERES THE BODY.. AINT SH*T SLIMMIN DOWN OVER HERE SWEETIE- POCKETS FAT P*SSY FATTER.”
When she taught us all about self-love at Glastonbury
Before she performed her iconic single, Good As Hell, Lizzo got vulnerable with the crowd, saying (via Bustle), “Who would have thunk, two years ago when that motherf*cker broke my heart it’d turn into a platinum record hoe … That’s a testimony, your transgressions can become your greatest blessings, b*tch!”
She continued, “”I want you to know that I love you very much, and I’m very proud of you. I want you to know that if you can love me, you can love your god damn self. And if you don’t mind, I’d like to do a little mantra with you. I want you to go home tonight and look in the mirror and say, ‘I love you, you are beautiful, and you can do anything.’ I really want you to say that, because I believe that we can save the world if we save ourselves first.”
When she urged her fans to support the Black Lives Matter movement
In 2020, Lizzo used her enormous social media platform to encourage her fans to think seriously about racism, and encouraged them to educate themselves about how they can work to be anti-racist. In an Instagram video, she said, “Black people: This is your daily reminder that it is not your job to educate people on racism or white privilege”, she said. “It is exhausting, and if they don’t see it or believe it by now they don’t want to. There are Googles and there are books and they can do that for themselves.
“White people: This is your daily reminder that as long as you stay silent you are a part of the problem. I know you’re not racist, but you have to be more than that. You have to be anti-racist. Speak up.
“And to all the influential people who have spoken up, thank you so much for your allyship and your support. Protest is the beginning of progress, not the end of it. And now that the protestors have everyone’s attention, what are the next steps that we’re gonna take to make sure that we’re actually moving forward, and we don’t go back to this bullsh*t”
“Now is the time, the world is standing still and waiting for action. Let’s make progress.