Cardi B, Jameela Jamil and Missy Elliott have come to Lizzo’s defence after the star broke down over vile comments that were made about her online.
The Rumours singer spoke out on Instagram Live on Sunday, saying she felt like ‘the world don’t love me back’.
Wiping her eyes, Lizzo said: ‘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.
‘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 Rumours it’s all cool, but a lot of people don’t like me because of the way I look and I’m like… Anyway I’m just having one of those days where I don’t have no time. I think I’m just overwhelmed.’
She told people who made vile comments about her body to ‘suck my p***y from behind’.
‘Y’all doing this black women over and over and over again, especially us big black girls,’ the Juice star added.
‘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.’
Lizzo called out ‘fat phobic’ comments made about her online (Picture: YouTube/Instagram)
Lizzo, real name Melissa Jefferson, thanked fans who had supported her and her new single Rumours, which features rapper Cardi B.
Cardi was among the first to come out swinging in Lizzo’s defence, writing on Twitter: ‘Rumours 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**k.’
Singer Chloe Bailey tweeted: ‘I’m so proud of you @lizzo people are gonna talk, but you have power in your voice. thank you for inspiring me.’
Missy Elliott, who teamed up with Lizzo on the song Tempo, sent the singer some flowers and a note which read: ‘Once every few decades, someone breaks the mould. And you are one of those people. Continue to shine and be blessed through you next journey.’
Cardi B came out in Lizzo’s defence (Picture: Twitter)
Missy Elliott sent Lizzo some flowers (Picture: Instagram)
Presenter and actress Jameela Jamil posted: ‘Lizzo makes a song about people spending energy trying to bring women down. Twitter erupts in abuse about her talent and mostly her appearance, and then she cries on IG live while addressing how damaging this culture is, and she gets made fun of for crying. This is so f**ked up.
‘This app has spawned, encouraged and celebrated the most depraved, dehumanized and depressing side of human beings. It’s not FUNNY that you’re hurting some innocent cheerful musician’s mental health. It’s not going to take back the pain of whatever your school bullies did to you.
‘When you pile onto and Enjoy the pain of a Black woman who literally only tries to uplift other people, while NOT spending your time piling onto and going after actual abusers and predators… it doesn’t make you cool. It highlights what a useless, irrelevant, vicious pig you are.’
Lizzo later added on Twitter: ‘Loving yourself in a world that don’t love u back takes an incredible amount of self awareness & a bullshit detector that can see through ass 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 s**t’s hard.’
Credit: Original article published here.