Although Lizzo didn’t reveal the details about the messages she received saying, “I’m not even going to say them, to give them power,” she did suggest that her appearance was being targeted.
“People saying s**t about me that just doesn’t even make sense,” she continued. “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 expressed her frustration with being the subject of so much hate when all she wants to do is to use her artistry as a change agent.
“It’s like it doesn’t matter how much positive energy you put into the world, you’re still going to have people who have… something mean to say about you,” she said. “ And for the most part it doesn’t hurt my feelings; I don’t care. I just think when I’m working this hard, my tolerance gets lower. My patience is lower. I’m more sensitive and it gets to me.”
Standing in solidarity, Cardi B shared the video on Twitter, expressing her admiration for Lizzo.