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‘Sometimes I feel like the world just don’t love me back’: Lizzo breaks down in tears over hate comments following the release of ‘Rumors’

By Camille Santiago Published Aug 17, 2021 4:47 pm

Lizzo has had it with the haters. Following the wave of "racist" and "fatphobic" comments she received after the release of her latest single and music video with Cardi B called Rumors, she says she's "ovewhelmed" by "a lot of hurtful words."

The new single, which takes aim at bashers and features plus-sized women and full-figured statues of gods and goddesses, is a cry to end body-shaming and racism—especially to big, Black women.

While it has "touched" many lives and garnered over 10 million views, Lizzo still received hate comments, which triggered her after she and her team had worked so hard on her latest music.

In an Instagram Live on Sunday, Aug. 15, the Grammy award-winning singer said through tears: "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, something mean to say about you."

While she understands that not everyone can appreciate her music, it doesn't give them the right to abuse her with "hurtful words."

"People say s--t about me that just doesn't even make sense," Lizzo says, adding, "It’s fat-phobic, 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 shares that she strives for happiness "every single day," providing positivity and encouraging self-love through her platforms, but along the way are "pitsops." "You get sadness, you get exhaustion, you get anger, you get annoyed, you get tired, and insecure," she enumerated.

Despite the amount of hatred she and other Black women receive, the rapper said she will continue to "make great music," "be a great artist and continue to uplift people and uplift myself." 

Lizzo said the most important thing right now is making music that will "shift for a big black woman in the future who just want to live their lives without being scrutinized, or put into boxes."

From here on, Lizzo tells her followers (and haters) that she is only focusing on the good.

"I don't have time for your negativity, your internalized self-hatred that you project on to me with the racism and fat phobia, I don't have time for it," the Truth Hurts singer said.

She ended the Live saying: "What I will say is, thank you. I love you as much as you love yourself. And I hope that you love yourself a lot. Imma keep on bringing his music out and keep doing what I want to do."

Photo from Lizzo's Instagram (@lizzobeeating)