“New body, who dis?!” Lizzo “took a DNA test, turns out she’s 100% that b*tch” and continues to prove why. The pandemic has brought on weight gain to many as folks would sit and binge shows and movies on various streaming platforms, and many also let laziness set in. Lizzo, however, proved quite the opposite as she’s amended much in her lifestyle and is showing off a new look.
The “Good As Hell” singer/songwriter/rapper’s brand has always been extremely body positive and self-confident, often speaking up against body shaming. The plus-sized artist has also been the victim of intense body shaming, as she’s been seen in many performances and on her social media unapologetically flaunting her curves and “assets”.
In a September 2019 interview with Billboard magazine, Lizzo spoke about the influx of negativity directed her way. “I’ve always had to turn haters into congratulators,” said the “Truth Hurts” singer. “That’s the thing with my songs and my live shows: I’ve never lost that mentality of ‘I have to win you over,’ and I’m never going to because I didn’t learn that way. I have muscle memory in this.”
On, January 5, 2020, Lizzo made the decision to deactivate her Twitter account without much of an explanation other than citing “too many trolls”. “Yeah I can’t do this Twitter s**t no more.. too many trolls,” the singer tweeted. “I’ll be back when I feel like it.” Her account has since been reactivated and is apparently being updated by management, however she remains active on Instagram.
Yeah I can’t do this Twitter shit no more.. too many trolls… ✌🏾— Feelin Good As Hell (@lizzo) January 6, 2020
I’ll be back when I feel like it.
Also in January, she was the target of criticism from celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels, as seen on “The Biggest Loser”, when she appeared on BuzzFeed News’ “Am to DM”. Michaels began to question why Lizzo was being praised after host Alex Berg mentioned Lizzo’s body positivity movement. “Why are we celebrating her body? Why does it matter?” the celebrity trainer interjects. “Why aren’t we celebrating her music? ‘Cause it isn’t gonna be awesome if she gets diabetes.”
“I love her music,” she continued. “My kid loves her music. But there’s never a moment where I’m like, ‘And I’m so glad that she’s overweight.’” Lizzo shortly thereafter appeared on the Australian talk show “The Project” where although she didn’t directly address the controversial statements from Michaels, she had this statement to offer, especially about her young fan base and the impact she wants to have on them:
“I love the fact that kids love me, because I’m making music to make us better, to make us smile, to make you love yourself and I think that children need that more than anything so that they can teach the next generation how to love themselves. Love your body.”
Very recently the Grammy Award-winning singer, who’s also appeared in the critically acclaimed film “Hustlers” alongside Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B, hopped on to Instagram to reveal a shredded version of herself, as she’s lost a whopping 50 pounds! The singer posted a pic of herself in a gym showing off the slimmer side of Lizzo, while folks on social media are coining her “skinny thick”.
She shared a video of herself on TikTok and narrated self-affirming powerful words. Captioning the video with “if you’re not a fat shamer… keep scrolling… ok now that all the fat shamers are here…” she began with, “Hey, so I’ve been working out consistently for the last 5 years,” she says, “and it may come as a surprise for some of y’all, but I’m not working out to have your ideal body type. I’m working out to have my ideal body type. And you know what type that is? None of your f—ing business. Because I am beautiful, I am strong, I do my job, and I stay on my job.”
The singer has also revealed a plant based diet that she’s been following in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. She states that in the mornings she usually has a “green smoothie”, adding the likes of coconut water, kale, and frozen fruit. For lunch she settles for a salad with some of her favorite veggies, and instead of her former favorite snack of Flaming Hot Cheetos (which is not good for hr acid reflux she says), the singer substitutes it for hummus. “I DIP THAT IN THE HUMMUS. BADA-BOOM, BADA-SNACK!” she says.