Lizzo Invited To Twerk With This NBA's Dance Team Whenever She Damn Well Pleases: 'I'll Be There With Bells On My Booty'
Not everybody's mad.
Update (December 12, 2019): While some on the internets continue to take issue with Lizzo's thong display at a Sunday NBA game, one team in the league is saying the hit singer can do a court twerk for them any day.
Waves of backlash ensued after the chart-topping artist showed her backside while dancing along to her song. During the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Vikings, the former team's cheerleaders did a routine to her song, "Juice." Naturally, Lizzo joined in.
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Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets were as unbothered as Lizzo.
The 31-year-old gladly accepted.
I’ll be there w/ bells on my booty 🤠 https://t.co/3VBCydWIk3— Feelin Good As Hell (@lizzo) December 11, 2019
Original story (December 9, 2019): We all spent the summer blasting Lizzo's smash hit "Truth Hurts," and the superstar's legions of fans in Minnesota took particular joy in her infamous line about the state's NFL team.
The song got so big that significant investigative efforts were put into figuring out what Lizzo meant when she belted "new man on the Minnesota Vikings."
Now, the Grammy nominee said she's got her eyes on a new Minnesota athlete during a courtside interview at the Lakers game on Sunday.
Lizzo likes some Karl-Anthony Towns. Quite a lot, in fact. pic.twitter.com/bzfaawU4uh— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) December 9, 2019
"Both teams are great, but I'm personally cheering for number 32. Ha ha!" Lizzo told the Fox reporter who asked if she meant 7-foot superstar Karl-Anthony Towns. "That's your guy?" the reporter asked.
"Mhhhmm, that's my baby," Lizzo joked.
When the reporter asked if Lizzo knew Towns, she replied "no." The singer then began to sing amended lyrics to her hit song.
"New man on the Minnesota Timberwolves," she jokingly sang.
The official team account had fun with the snippet, sharing it on their own page.
Even Towns' alma mater got in on the fun.
Lizzo shared the clip herself on Twitter on Monday.
The singer also had a grand time as the Lakers cheerleaders danced to her hit song "Juice."
Some Twitter users decided to turn the fun moment into a chance to criticize and body shame the singer.
Lizzo just proves that some people really just can’t handle fame— yunghouma985 (@bigsyd__) December 9, 2019
I can’t even front if I had young kids sitting behind Lizzo at Staples last night I’d have some issues with what she was doing.... Celebrity or not that ain’t the place for that.— Edizz (@djedizz) December 9, 2019
I can't stand people defending lizzo for her actions at the staples center— Hugo Stiglitz (@ThaDirtyGyro) December 9, 2019
If I wear assless chaps to the UC, I'm getting my ass thrown out the moment I step on the cta, let alone the stadium
Other Twitter users were quick to come to her defense.
Interesting everyone posting Beyoncé’s ass, literally. While also saying they tired of seeing Lizzo’s ass and that the constant flaunting of her body is “tacky”.— zellie (@zellieimani) December 9, 2019
And by interesting I meant fatphobic.
The comments below let you know exactly what Lizzo uproar is rooted in.— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) December 9, 2019
This is more about how uncomfortable she makes folks bc we are conditioned to see fatness as unacceptable. https://t.co/qBKje72jqk
Lizzo is a happy fat Black woman. And apparently women can’t be fat and they damn sure can’t be happy. We are conditioned to hate fat people and then we intellectualize why we hate them. So thankful to the fat Black women in my life and hope y’all love them like y’all do Lizzo. https://t.co/QgFj4ohoys— Preston Mitchum (@PrestonMitchum) December 9, 2019
Thankfully, Lizzo didn't take the hate to heart, tweeting out a couple of fun videos of herself to show that the incessant fatphobia of the internet wouldn't get her down.
MY INSPIRATION 😭 pic.twitter.com/jY3LfO66pT— Feelin Good As Hell (@lizzo) December 9, 2019
Living for meee✨✨✨✨✨✨ pic.twitter.com/VMQl2di041— Feelin Good As Hell (@lizzo) December 9, 2019
The pop diva also released a glorious new video to her hit single "Good As Hell" on Monday which had fans buzzing about her for more positive reasons.