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Lizzo breaks down in tears over racist and fat-shaming comments following ‘Rumors’ music video release

Lizzo breaks down in tears over racist and fat-shaming comments following ‘Rumors’ music video release

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Once again, the internet reveals how truly awful it can be. Lizzo is responding to the haters again in an emotionally charged new video.

The rapper went live on YouTube on Sunday (Aug. 15, 2021) to attack trolls that can’t say anything nice about her in a 12-minute video. The 33-year-old singer shared how all the “fat-phobic” and racist comments “hurt” her. You can watch the video below.

Wiping tears from her eyes at the top of the footage, Lizzo said, “On the days that I should be the happiest, I just feel so down… I work so hard. I’ve been working triple time… doing 12 hours a day of promos and interviews… going to the studio with a fucking root canal…”

“I’m putting so much love and energy into the world, and sometimes I feel like the world don’t love me back.”

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Lizzo attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

“People saying shit 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,” she said.

“For the people that just always have something negative to say about me, that has nothing to do with music, or the content of my character, or me as an artist, and just has everything to do with my body or whatever trope you think I fall into… suck my pussy from behind,” she continued. “Cause y’all motherfuckers gonna be the ones that are catching up”.

The “Good As Hell” singer declared that she will now focus on “positive comments from here on out”.

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Lizzo attends the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for dcp)

“I don’t have time for your negativity, your internalized self-hatred that you protect onto me with your racism and your fat-phobia. I don’t have time for it. Anyways, I’m going to continue to be me. I’m going to continue to be a bad bitch… “ Lizzo said.

The singer also spoke on the subject of “hatred” against Black women. Later on, in the video, she said: “What I won’t accept is y’all doing this to Black women over and over and over again — especially us big Black girls.”

“When we don’t fit into the box you want to put us in, you just unleash hatred on us. It’s not cool. I’m doing this shit for the big Black women of the future who just want to live their lives without being scrutinized or put into boxes. I’m not going to do what y’all want me to do ever, so get used to it,” Lizzo added.

The artist also took to Twitter on Sunday to talk about how difficult self-love is.

“Loving yourself in a world that don’t love u back takes an incredible amount of self awareness & a bullshit detector that can see through ass backwards societal standards,” she wrote. “if u managed to love yourself today I’m proud of u. If u haven’t, I’m still proud of u. This shits hard”

Lizzo received words of encouragement from fellow celebrities such as Octavia Spencer, Cardi B, and Chloe.

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