Folks Realize The 'Truth Hurts' When Lizzo References Male Hip-Hop Artists To Vent About Not Being Considered A Rapper
Twitter users were quick to respond after she mentioned rappers Swae Lee and Future in a now-deleted tweet.
Flutist and singer Lizzo felt the wrath of Twitter after expressing she's irritated by people who don't consider her a rapper like Swae Lee and Future.
After publishing a tweet on August 10, the "Truth Hurts" artist was instantly met with backlash for invoking the two rappers' names. She revealed her frustrations about being left out of the rap conversation. As the now-deleted tweet implies, Lizzo considers herself to be a rapper, but music experts and critics are not so sure.
"Sometimes I get pissed that there are people who call future & swae lee rappers and still question whether or not I belong in the rap conversation...," she wrote. "But then I remember I have the #4 song in the country, laugh, go back to my dream job and log off."
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Billboard points out the changing rap music landscape has incorporated more melodies and sing-song lyrics. Lizzo's tweet was an attempt to figure out if she fits into the new, evolving rap scene.
Some saw the tweet as a slight against the two while others questioned why she mentioned them at all to make her point.
lizzo definitely shouldn’t be bashing future & swae lee. especially swae who wrote HITS. nobody bop to your shit like that girl.— la mija. (@MIJASZN) August 10, 2019'
I don’t see how y’all are still confused by what Lizzo was trying to say . She’s clearly saying that the same people that critique her for not being qualified as a rapper alllow future and swae lee to be qualified as rappers when all of them use melodies ... pic.twitter.com/N36Gg5SZcn— 🌪 (@fckisutalmbout) August 10, 2019'
All Swae Lee do is cheat on that Hispanic girl and mind his business, she could’ve kept him out of it. pic.twitter.com/lReYLiVjZa— juju. (@liberianaaa) August 10, 2019'
Future & Swae Lee stans to Lizzo: pic.twitter.com/IuT4OM40AZ— abdul (@ohitssiya) August 10, 2019'
Swae lee dont do nothing but make songs, play with his animals, and cheat on his girl occasionally. Why lizzo had to come for him?— Melo (@MeloYelIo) August 10, 2019'
SWAE LEE IS WHERE WE DRAW THE FUCKING LINE. THAT MAN DONT DO NOTHING BUT CHEAT ON HIS GIRL, GIVE US HITS AND FEATURES. WHAT ARE YOU DOING SWEETY ?? pic.twitter.com/nFKVTCLgE6— feefee (@nkanyezi__) August 10, 2019'
The backlash was swift, prompting the 31-year-old artist to delete the tweet. Lizzo also published a few subsequent tweets responding to critics. In one, she wrote, "I forgot that the internet is not the place for my emotions anymore. I love everybody goodnight."
I forgot that the internet is not the place for my emotions anymore 🤦🏾♀️ I love everybody goodnight— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) August 10, 2019'
To clarify her statements, she went a step further and expressed her love for Swae Lee and Future. Lizzo promoted their recent hit singles "Sunflower" and "The Wizrd" in an effort to smooth things over.
I LOVE future & swae bruhhhhhh... the point went straight over y’alls heads...I’m just saying we all share a similar rap sing style...— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) August 10, 2019'
Stream ‘Sunflower’ by Swae Lee
Stream ‘The Wizrd’ by Future