“On days when I should be the happiest, I just feel so down,” Lizzo said, wiping away tears, in an Instagram Live recording on Sunday (Aug. 15).
The Grammy winner reached a tipping point after receiving a ton of negativity following the release of “Rumors,” her new song with Cardi B. She’s been on the receiving end of racist comments and body shaming.
Lizzo explains that personal attacks normally don’t phase her, but she gets sensitive when she’s putting in a lot of hours and energy into a project.
“I'm putting so much loving energy into the world... sometimes I feel the world don't love me back,” she said.
Lizzo adds: "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 'Rumors' the song, cool. But a lot of people don't like me because of the way I look. "
Lizzo also responded to the haters who attacked her for allegedly making music that caters to a white audience.
“I make music that I like, that's important to me. And I make music I hope helps people, period. I'm not making music for white people. I'm not making music for anybody. I'm a black woman making music. I make black music, period.”
Lizzo is getting a lot of support from her fans and celebs.
“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,” Card B tweeted.
Chloe Bailey tweeted, “I’m so proud of you @lizzo people are gonna talk, but you have power in your voice. thank you for inspiring me.”
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