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Lizzo is known for being unapologetic about her music, personality, and body.
The Grammy award-winner has fired back at people who have criticized her body over the years with witty Tik Toks, motivational interviews, and even a tiny handbag just to prove a point.
Here are seven times Lizzo has made her fans feel “good as hell” to be in their bodies.
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Lizzo has become a pop icon in the last few years, producing hits like “Water Me,” “Juice,” and “Good as Hell.”
But the star is known as much for her enduring messages about self-confidence as she is for her music.
In addition to having an incredibly successful music career, the Grammy award-winning singer has garnered millions of followers on social media, where she posts a steady stream of photos and messages on body positivity and self-love.
Despite some fat-shaming comments, from people including Jillian Michaels, Lizzo continues to uplift her fans and spread an overwhelmingly important message that being happy in your body is important, no matter how you look.
Here are seven times Lizzo has made people feel good to be in their own bodies.
‘I’m working out to have my ideal body type. And you know what type that is? None of your f—ing business.’
Lizzo regularly shares workout videos on Tik Tok.
In a recent Tik Tok workout video posted on June 10, the singer shared she’s been working out consistently for five years, and commented on some of the backlash she gets.
if you’re not a fat shamer… keep scrolling… ok now that all the fat shamers are here 🧚🏾♀️✨
♬ Buttercup – Jack Stauber
“So I’ve been working out consistently for the past five years, and it may come as a surprise to some of y’all that I’m not working out to have your ideal body type,” Lizzo said.
“I’m working out to have my ideal body type. And you know what type that is? None of your f—ing business,” she said.
Lizzo urged her critics to focus on themselves.
“Health is not just determined by what you look like on the outside. Health is also what happens on the inside,” she said. “And a lot of y’all need to do a f—ing cleanse for your insides. Namaste, have a great day.”
‘I do this for the people who get body shamed every single day who don’t have my platform or have the same path to confidence I had.’
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Lizzo followed up her workout Tik Tok by reposting it to her Instagram with an inspiring caption, saying she doesn’t make content supporting body positivity for herself or for her critics.
“I do this for the people who get body shamed every single day who don’t have my platform or have the same path to confidence I had,” Lizzo wrote.
“I know that I am here to defend and represent y’all,” she continued. “Because I love y’all and I don’t want y’all to go through the self hatred I went through. And if posting my journey and cussing ignorant insecure wannabe ‘comment section doctors’ out is what I gotta do to make sure fat shaming is shamed then that’s what I’m gonna do.”
When critics shamed Lizzo for showing off her thong at a Laker’s game, the singer told haters to ‘kiss it.’
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Lizzo wore an oversized black t-shirt dress with large cut-outs in the back that exposed her thong to sit courtside at a Laker’s game in December.
Cheerleaders danced to her hit “Juice” during part of the game, so the singer turned around to twerk to it.
Some people on Twitter made jokes about Lizzo for showing off her outfit and body at the game but the “Truth Hurts” singer hit back.
“If you really, really don’t like my a–, you can kiss it. ‘Cause kissing it makes it go away, I promise,” she said during an Instagram Live.
“You don’t have to be like me, you need to be like you and never ever let somebody stop you or shame you from being yourself,” she said.
“This is who I’ve always been. Now everyone’s looking at it… and your criticism can just remain your criticism. Your criticism has no effect on me, negative criticism has no stake in my life, no control over my life, over my emotions.”
Lizzo said she’s struggled with body dysmorphia, and told fans experiencing the same thing: ‘We’re growing together.’
In her cover story for Rolling Stone in January 2020, Lizzo opened up about her body dysmorphia, a condition in which someone fixates on their perceived body flaws.
“I’ve come to terms with body dysmorphia and evolved,” she said. “The body-positive movement is doing the same thing. We’re growing together, and it’s growing pains, but I’m just glad that I’m attached to something so organic and alive.”
She told Rolling Stone she would rather have people focus on her music than her body, and not call her “brave” for saying so.
“I’m so much more than that,” she told Rolling Stone.
“As a Black woman, I make music for people, from an experience that is from a Black woman… I’m making music that hopefully makes other people feel good and helps me discover self-love. That message I want to go directly to Black women, big Black women, Black trans women. Period.”
‘I think it’s healthy to have a relationship with your naked body, even if no one ever sees it.’
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When Lizzo was named Time’s Entertainer of the Year in 2019, gracing the cover in a gorgeous $37,000 cape, she opened up to the publication about her journey towards self-love and how she hopes to inspire fans.
“I think it’s healthy to have a relationship with your naked body, even if no one ever sees it,” she says. “But I’ve always felt the need to share it.”
Lizzo fired back at Tik Tok users using her name to insult big girls on the app: ‘We’re confident and we’re bad b—-es and we’re cover stars.’
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Lizzo called out Tik Tok users commenting her name as an insult under videos of plus-sized girls and women confidently showing off their bodies.
“To the people who be putting my name in the comments, thank you,” she said. “Because you know what? If every time you see a big girl on this app loving herself, and putting herself out there, and being confident and loving her body, you think of me, or you think she looks like me — b—-, that is a compliment.”
I love the bbws of TikTok!!! Big girl, you are beautiful!!!
♬ original sound – lizzo
Standing by her values of promoting body positivity and self-love, Lizzo brushed off the criticism from the haters and told her fans to keep being authentically themselves.
“Letting you b—-es know that next time you try to make fun of a woman for her body, or her size, that b—-, we’re out here and we don’t give a f—,” she said. “And we’re confident and we’re bad b—-es and we’re cover stars.”
“So thanks,” she added. “And to all the big girls, I see you. Put my name in the comments, ho.”
The singer showed off her tiny bag at the AMAs ‘big enough for my f—s to give.’
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The “Juice” singer is no stranger to getting hate online but she tends to pay her critics no mind.
In the ultimate diss to her haters, Lizzo showed up to the AMAs with a cute accessory to show how little she cares about what people have to say about her body: the tiniest white microbag she held between her fingers.
She posted a picture on Instagram with the caption: “@maisonvalentino bag big enough for my f—s to give. Big body b—- in a Valentin-HO custom look for @amas.”
In the bag, she had tampons, a flask of tequila, and condoms.
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