Lizzo broke down in tears on Instagram Live over the weekend because of online bullies being fatphobic, racist and accusing her of catering to white audiences.
The singer went live yesterday (August 15), following the release of her and Cardi B’s new song, “Rumors” and said while crying, “Sometimes I feel like the world just don’t love me back. It’s like it doesn’t matter how much positive energy you put into the world, you’re still gonna have people who have something mean to say about you.”
Lizzo notes that “for the most part” it doesn’t hurt her feelings and doesn’t care, but when she’s working this hard, she’s more sensitive to the hate.
33-year-old Lizzo tweeted, “Loving yourself in a world that don’t love u back takes an incredible amount of self awareness & a bulls— detector that can see through a– backwards societal standards… if u managed to love yourself today I’m proud of u. If u haven’t, I’m still proud of u. This sh— is hard.”
“Rumors” collaborator Cardi B defended Lizzo writing on Twitter, “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.”
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. https://t.co/jE5eJw8XP6— iamcardib (@iamcardib) August 15, 2021
She added, “Rumors is doing great. Stop trying to say the song is flopping to dismiss a woman emotions on bullying or acting like they need sympathy. The song is top 10 on all platforms. Body shaming and callin her mammy is mean & racist as f—.”
Other celebs have come to Lizzo’s defense as well, like Chloe Bailey.
i’m so proud of you @lizzo people are gonna talk, but you have power in your voice. thank you for inspiring me ❤️🦋— Chlöe (@ChloeBailey) August 15, 2021