Lizzo Has Shaken Off Her Haters And Is Finally Celebrating 'Rumors' Success
In the words of Lizzo and Cardi B, "haters do what they do."
August 18, 2021 at 4:56 pm
Lizzo is having her cake and eating it too -- literally. The singer hopped on Instagram Live on Tuesday to address the hate she’s been getting since the release of her new single, “Rumors" ft. Cardi B.
“I saw so much support from people on the Internet and it blew my mind. I was not expecting that nor was I looking for that,” she said. “I felt like it was really important for me to express myself that day because the point is people, we need to check ourselves and how we treat people...I just be feeling for the world, like this s**t ain’t right.”
Despite the influx of hateful backlash to the uplifting anthem, Lizzo said the song itself is still performing well on the music charts.
“The song 'Rumors' is doing extremely well,” she continued, adding that the track hit No. 1 on YouTube, Spotify and iTunes when it debuted. “I’m just so grateful to be an artist that has the ability to touch the world all at once with a song.”
The 33-year-old’s remarks came after she engaged in a tearful Instagram Live on Sunday to address fat-phobic and racist comments after some critics reportedly called her a mammy, as Blavity previously reported.
"On the days when I should feel the happiest, it just... I feel so down," she said, dabbing her eyes with a tissue. "Sometimes I feel like the world just don't love me back. It's like it doesn't matter how much positive energy you put into the world, you're still gonna have people who have something mean to say about you."
"People saying s**t about me that doesn't even make sense,” she added. “It's fat-phobic, it's racist and it's hurtful. I'm not making music for anybody. I'm a Black woman making music. I make Black music, period. I'm not serving anyone but myself. Everyone is invited to a Lizzo show, to a Lizzo song. To this good energy. Everyone is invited."