Lizzo: Loving My Body Shouldn't Be Revolutionary

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Lizzo is too busy being a badass babe to give a fuck what you think about her.

But that hasn’t stopped the industry from trying to label the shit out of her. According to the internet, she’s the “body-positive rapper who will change the world.” But that’s definitely not how she would define herself.

In an interview with The Cut, she said,

“I’m embracing the title but it’s not a label I wanted to put on myself. It’s just my existence.”

And the fact that everyone wants to make a big deal out of her self-love just seems silly to her.

“I say I love myself, and they’re like, ‘Oh my gosh, she’s so brave. She’s so political.’ For what? All I said is ‘I love myself, bitch!'”

Although she has nothing against the body positive movement per se, she certainly has her concerns.

“Even when body positivity is over, it’s not like I’m going to be a thin white woman. I’m going to be black and fat. That’s just hopping on a trend and expecting people to blindly love themselves. That’s fake love. I’m trying to figure out how to actually live it.”

Lizzo has actually done a lot of hard work to get to this point of self-acceptance and continues to go to therapy.

“I started really doing work on like deep crevices of myself. I  was like, Girl, do you love your back fat? Yeah, you do. Girl, you have a good ass, don’t think you have a bad ass!”

The fact that she’s willing to work on herself so much just proves, even more, what a total badass she is. Because at the end of the day, she doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the damn walk.

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Lena Finkel
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, Tiger Beat, and Sesame Workshop (aka Sesame Street). She loves all things Real Housewives and The Challenge. When she's not busy binge-watching TV, you can find her taking an absurd amount of photos of her tuxedo cat Tom.