Lizzo has said all that she needs to say.
In a cover story for Rolling Stone published on Wednesday, the “Truth Hurts” singer discusses her involvement in the body-positivity movement, and her message that people should be comfortable in their own skin.
While referencing the low self-esteem she faced in her late teens and early twenties, the “Juice” rapper told the publication, “I’ve come to terms with body dysmorphia and evolved… The body-positive movement is doing the same thing. We’re growing together, and it’s growing pains, but I’m just glad that I’m attached to something so organic and alive.”
With that being said, the artist — born Melissa Jefferson — wants to be known for her music, and NOT just the size of her frame.
“I’m so much more than that,” she exclaimed. “Because I actually present that, I have a whole career.”
She added, “It’s not a trend.”
Earlier this month, personal trainer Jillian Michaels came under fire when she said on Buzzfeed News’ morning show “AM2DM” that we should be celebrating Lizzo’s music, but not her body “’cause it isn’t gonna be awesome if she gets diabetes.”
The former “The Biggest Loser” coach later issued a statement on Instagram, proclaiming, “We are all beautiful, worthy, and equally deserving." However, Michaels said “there are serious health consequences that come with obesity” — though she “would never wish these for ANYONE.”
Last August, Lizzo told Glamour she does not appreciate when people call her “brave” for openly displaying her figure.
“When people look at my body and be like, ‘Oh, my God, she’s so brave,’ it’s like, ‘No, I’m not.’ I’m just fine. I’m just me. I’m just sexy,” she said. “If you saw Anne Hathaway in a bikini on a billboard, you wouldn’t call her brave. I just think there’s a double standard when it comes to women.”