Lizzo Says Her 2022 VMAs Award Speech Was Not About Comedian Aries Spears

“I was talking to everybody,” she said.

Lizzo is making it clear who her 2022 Video Music Awards Award speech was about, and the dig was not at comedian Aries Spears, despite him making distasteful comments about the Special artist just days earlier.

On Monday (Aug. 29), the “About Damn Time” singer headed to her Twitter to tell her followers that comments on the VMAs stage were more of a blanket statement to anyone who has said anything negative about her in the media.

“Lemme make one thing VERY clear—I wasn’t addressing anybody in my speech last night…I was addressing EVERYBODY,” she wrote on the social media platform.

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On Sunday (Aug. 28), Lizzo took center stage to accept her award for the “Video for Good” category at the award show with a speech that would be one of the most memorable of the night.

“And now, to the b**** that got something to say about me in the press,” she said.

“They be like, ‘Lizzo, why don’t you say something?? Why don’t you clap back? Why don’t you clap back?’”

“Because, b***, I’m winning,” she said, holding up her moon man award before walking off the stage.

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In case you missed it, a snippet of an interview with the comedian was posted on Friday (Aug. 26), where the podcast host asked Spears’ opinion about the artist’s music and songwriting talents. Instead of answering the question, he took a shot at Lizzo.

“I can’t get past the fact that she looks like a s— emoji,” he said, avoiding the question. “She’s got a very pretty face, but she keeps showing her body off like, come on, man. Come on, yo.”

The hateful words didn’t stop there as Spears continued the jabs.

“You know what kills me about women is the hypocrisy and the contradiction,” Spears added. “‘F— diabetes, f— heart problems, f— heart disease, cholesterol. Y’all claim womanhood and about sisterhood and support for your sister, you know when it comes to that ridiculous s—. But if you really gave a f—, why wouldn’t you go, ‘Black girl, we love your confidence, boo boo, but this ain’t it. This ain’t it.’”

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