Lizzo landed on the November cover of vanity lounge magazine for an interview in which she discussed abortion, being fat, and President James Madison’s crystal flute. The pop star has also criticized the fact that her music is aimed at a white audience.
“I don’t make music for white people,” she said.
Introducing our November cover star, @Lizzo.
Halfway to achieving EGOT status, the Emmy and Grammy winner sat down with Lisa Robinson for a candid conversation about internet criticism, the nuances of positivity and “the love of [her] life.”
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Lizzo opened up about her meteoric career rise as well as the notion of black singers appealing to white listeners.
“That’s probably the biggest criticism I’ve received, and it’s such a critical conversation when it comes to Black [sic] artists,” she said. “When black people see a lot of white people in the audience, they think, ‘Well, it’s not for me, it’s for them.’ The fact is, when a black artist reaches a certain level of popularity, it will be a predominantly white crowd.
She added, “It’s happened to so many black artists: Diana Ross, Whitney, Beyoncé.… Rappers now, that audience is overwhelmingly white. I don’t make music for white people. I’m a black woman, I make music from my black experience, to heal myself [from] the experience we call life.
Lizzo, who started the campaign trail for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in 2020, said the public conversation about her weight has taken on a life of its own.
“People have called me fat all my life,” she told the magazine. “And if one person says it, then another says it, it multiplies like a fucking virus. If enough people on the internet start echoing feelings about you, it becomes part of your public persona and it’s beyond your control.
The pop star also opened up about her pro-abortion activism, which includes donating $500,000 to Planned Parenthood and the National Network of Abortion Funds. As Breitbart News reported, Live Nation matched his donation.
“I know a lot of people who would have died if they didn’t have this procedure,” Lizzo said. “It shouldn’t matter if I had personal experience or knew someone; no matter what my opinion. Opinions are what got us into this shit in the first place – what people think people should do with their bodies.
She added, “These days, we don’t create laws that support people with health care, let alone abortions. How about letting people have access to resources and mind their fucking business? »
As for President James Madison’s crystal flute, which she recently played on stage while twerking, Lizzo had this to say to her detractors: “I don’t want to leave history in the hands of those who support oppression. and racism. My job as someone who has a platform is to reshape history.
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