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- American singer, rapper, songwriter and flutist
The 31-year-old announced that “being vulnerable to somebody she didn’t know” has helped her to be vulnerable to her friends and as a vocalist, according to the interview.
The Grammy-nominated artist has is known for hits like ‘Truth Hurts’ and ‘Good As Hell’, but nobody can deny the impact her open approach to body positivity and mental health has had.
She’s featured on the front cover of the latest issue in a floral one-piece.
Her Instagram shows her regularly posting positive quotes to her 7.5 million followers, but it took her some time to gain that confidence when faced with a demanding schedule.
She talks openly about her emotional breakdown during her 2018 tour, describing it as a “really scary” time.
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The singer was involved in a few Twitter spats over the past couple of years, which led her to take some time away from the social media site at the beginning of this year.
One of her tweets, falsely accusing a Postmates delivery driver of stealing her order, led to a libel law-suit. She shared the drivers name and appearance with her millions of followers.
“I was f-ckin’ wrong. I’m big enough to admit that sh-t.” She said of the incident that led her to come off Twitter altogether.
She’s realistic about not being everybody’s cup of tea, using an ostrich analogy to hammer home her point: “You put two plates of food in front of people, [and] one is some fried chicken. If you like fried chicken that’s great. And the other is, like, fried ostrich p-ssy. You not gonna want to f-ck with that.”
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She might think of herself as “fried ostrich p-ssy” to some people, but either way, she’s not going anywhere.
Lizzo came onto the scene in 2017 with the half-rap half song ‘Truth Hurts’, an empowerment anthem for heartbroken people everywhere.
It didn’t garner the initial attention that we give in now, though. Instead, her flute playing whilst covering Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Big Shot’ became somewhat of a viral sensation.
In true social-media-era-fashion, she continued to gather more and more attention through memes and challenges that she was getting involved in online.
It was after that point that her music really took off, an already solid social media presence in place.
Whatever her route to success - and as bumpy as it may be - there’s no denying her influence.
“We eventually get used to everything,” she says. “So people just gon’ have to get used to my ass.”