Lizzo Brought Her 'Juice' To British Vogue's December Vogue And The Internet Can't Deal
"I’m not trying to sell you me. I’m trying to sell you, you,” the songstress told the magazine of her work in the music industry.
Lizzo unveiled photos on Twitter and Instagram that will grace the cover of British Vogue in December.
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In the wide-ranging interview, she discussed her meteoric rise this year and her struggle to be accepted by the mainstream.
“I would watch things on television and I would look at magazines and I would not see myself. When you don’t see yourself, you start to think something’s wrong with you. Then you want to look like those things and when you realize it’s a physical impossibility, you start to think, ‘What the fuck is wrong with me?’ I think that took a greater toll on me, psychologically, growing up than what anyone could have said to me,” she told the magazine.
"Anybody that uses body positivity to sell something is using it for their personal gain. That’s just it. We weren’t selling anything in the beginning. We were just selling ourselves and selling ourselves on the idea – selling ourselves on ourselves, you know? I’m not trying to sell you me. I’m trying to sell you, you,” Lizzo added.
.@Lizzo is closing out a life-changing year as the star of the second of #BritishVogue's two December covers. Here, the queen of empowering lyrics shares some of her funniest “firsts”. Watch the full film here: https://t.co/lIPg9HeyO2 pic.twitter.com/lnlnGrBfNi— British Vogue (@BritishVogue) November 8, 2019
On Thursday, the star singer released the photos on Instagram, which feature her decked out in a black Versace gown and feather boa.
According to Cosmopolitan, the 31-year-old rapper and singer modeled six different dresses for the historic magazine from designers like Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs.
In her interview with British Vogue, she highlighted that the magazine had historically not had women like her on the cover and in general, fashion outlets ignored Black women with bodies like hers.
Lizzo made similar comments on her Instagram page, writing, "Big black girls, if you’re reading this... you’re a cover star. Nothin less. Period Pooh. Fin bitch. Thank you @britishvogue @edward_enninful."
Fans on Twitter praised Vogue for highlighting the singer and making some small effort to slowly diversify their covers.
black, fat, and on the cover of vogue. lizzo is doing everything they said that we couldn’t. pic.twitter.com/YT2SeVBKlE— 𝖇𝖎𝖌 𝖇𝖔𝖘𝖘 𝖇𝖔𝖜𝖘𝖊𝖗 (@STRETCHMARKMAMI) November 7, 2019
You are beautiful and you deserve the world. pic.twitter.com/7gbsSF6Lkc— lame babushka (@LameBabushka) November 8, 2019
I never thought I would ever see a fat black woman on the cover of Vogue. Not in my lifetime.— Stephy (@StephanieYeboah) November 7, 2019
It’s great to see Lizzo in full on the cover a magazine. In real clothes that don’t hide her shape and curves, but acknowledges them. Edward Enninful is doing his job WELL. https://t.co/nbgJVhoQQ9— AB/G (@bibbygregory) November 7, 2019
Lizzo is capping off a groundbreaking year after scoring a number 1 hit with "Truth Hurts" and became an instant superstar thanks to a few hit songs and dozens of vital videos of her vibrant performances.