Diddy Accused Of Hypocrisy For Differing Responses To Lizzo's And Draya Michele's Dance-A-Thon Performances
He later responded to the anger on social media.
April 13, 2020 at 4:11 pm
April 12 may have been Easter Sunday, but all Lizzo was trying to resurrect was her famous twerking skills.
The only thing that got in the way of the singer and dancer's mission was Diddy.
The two artists collided on Sunday during Diddy's Instagram Live party, where he was hosting the "world's biggest dance-a-thon" to raise money for healthcare workers during the coronavirus outbreak.
According to ET, Lizzo was one of the celebrities who joined the party, along with others such as Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez. Diddy was off-screen for a minute while his sons danced in front of the camera. But when Lizzo started to bust a move to MoneyBagg Yo's “1 2 3," Diddy immediately came back into the picture and jumped in front of his sons.
"Whoa, whoa, whoa!" he told Lizzo. "Stop the music. It's Easter Sunday, let's play something a little more family-friendly."
The dancer, who has been known to twerk on various stages, including the Staples Center, was immediately apologetic.
"Sorry, sorry, sorry! Let's do something fun. Well, don't play that kind of... play something I can bop to," she said before suggesting her own song "Juice."
Diddy shutdown Lizzo but not Draya. 🔥pic.twitter.com/BXGcop6YJG— ™️Marcus (@TheMisterMarcus) April 13, 2020
Fans weren't happy with Diddy, calling him out for later letting model Draya Michele twerk without issue.
"These mfers were fine with a slim woman twerking, but 5 seconds into lizzo doing the same thing and suddenly it’s a f**king crime," one Twitter user said.
these mfers were fine with a slim woman twerking but 5 seconds into lizzo doing the same thing and suddenly it’s a fucking crime pic.twitter.com/g8pQkOGyBL— will (@APESHITWILL) April 13, 2020
"Diddy letting Draya twerk, but telling Lizzo issa 'family show' is some grade A fat phobic bulls**t," another Twitter user said.
Diddy letting Draya twerk but telling Lizzo issa "family show" is some grade A fat phobic bullshit... pic.twitter.com/CkDnXR2c5u— Big Girl Slay 💋 (@Biggirlslay) April 13, 2020
With Lizzo trending on social media, some fans used the opportunity to enjoy more of her dancing.
Lizzo is trending because people are plus-size phobic idiots. anyway stream Juice ✨ pic.twitter.com/sP00z9slAT— 𝙡𝙞𝙯𝙯𝙤 (@hizzonation) April 13, 2020
As usual, Twitter's meme reactions were on point.
Lizzo: Ya'll wanna see me twerking— J (@JDab113) April 13, 2020
Lizzo: Imma shake it...— Mars (@_Marz101) April 13, 2020
Diddy later responded to the anger on social media.
“When I stopped the music, it’s because it had a lot of curses in there, not cuz she was twerking. She’s one of the best twerkers in the world,” he said.
Mind you, Michele danced to Juvenile's "Back That Azz Up," another rather explicit song, and was met with a "Yo, Draya, we're proud of that. You killed that," from Diddy.
Diddy on stopping Lizzo: “When I stopped the music, it’s because it had a lot of curses in there, not cuz she was twerking. She’s one of the best twerkers in the world.” pic.twitter.com/tRl2cEZshL— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) April 13, 2020
Last month, Lizzo accused TikTok of body shaming after the social media platform deleted a video of her dancing in a bikini, as Blavity previously reported.
“Tiktok keeps taking down my videos of me in my bathing suits,” she said. “But allows other videos with girls in bathing suits. I wonder why?”