Lizzo breaks down in tears after fat-shaming and racist abuse

SINGER Lizzo broke down in tears as she opened up about the fat-phobic and racist abuse she has suffered in the wake of her new video Rumors.

The Grammy-winning star, 33, went onto Instagram Live to discuss the vitriolic commentary surrounding the video, which features rapper Cardi B.

The performer, who has become an advocate for body confidence, said that the influx of abuse towards her looks was "hurtful" and added that she feels the positive energy she puts out isn't reciprocated.

Using a tissue to wipe away her tears, the Juice hitmaker began: "There are people that have something mean to say about you 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.

Adding: "I’m seeing negativity directed towards me in the most weirdest way. People say s**t about me that just doesn’t even make sense.

"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 it’s all cool, but a lot of people don’t like me because of the way I look and I’m like…

Tearful Lizzo, real name Melissa Jefferson, continued: "I’m putting so much loving energy into the world… and sometimes I feel like the world don't love me back.

"It doesn’t matter how much positive energy you put into the world, you’re still going to have people that have something mean to say about you.

It’s fat phobic, it’s racist and it’s hurtful.

"Anyway I’m just having one of those days where I don’t have no time. I think I’m just overwhelmed."

The Truth Hurts songstress then told those who made vile comments about her body to "suck my p***y from behind".

She concluded: "Y’all doing this black women over and over and over again, especially us big black girls.

"When we don’t fit into the box that you want to put us in you just unleash hatred onto us. it’s not cool."


In support of Lizzo, Cardi B took to Twitter to reach out to her Hustlers co-star and shared some advice about ignoring the haters.

She tweeted: "When you stand up for yourself they claim [you're] problematic and 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."

Cardi B then shared screen grabs documenting the early success of their hit Rumors and added "body shaming and calling her mammy is mean and racist as f**k. 

"Rumors is doing great. Stop trying to say the song is flopping to dismiss a woman's emotions on bullying or acting like they need sympathy.

"The song is top 10 on all platforms."

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