Lizzo begs us to stop calling her 'brave' for being confident about herself.
These days, unapologetically shouting the lyrics to 'Truth Hurts" seems to be the current mood. We can't help it, Lizzo SPEAKS to an insecure girl's soul thanks to her song's body positive message, and overflowing confidence she showers onto everyone.
But the 31-year-old singer-rapper-flautist is begging us to stop calling her 'brave' for loving and embracing her body, something she spoke of very candidly during her interview with Glamour.
"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 shared.
The 'Good as Hell' singer took the MTV Video Music Awards stage by a storm on Monday night for a sultry performance, and also pointed out that the internet has helped change ideas of beauty in recent years, allowing women of varying shapes and sizes to be celebrated.
And she's absolutely right, just take a look at the huge amount of positive tweets people send her way for owning her curves, and strutting with confidence.
She said: “I don’t like it when people think it’s hard for me to see myself as beautiful. I don’t like it when people are shocked that I’m doing it.”
We think the fact that people are shocked for being brave is the issue, and this proves that we're not where we need to be in terms of breaking down beauty standards.
"Back in the day, all you really had were the modeling agencies," she added.
Lizzo believes that we're lucky now because we have the internet to enlighten people of the different beauty standards.
"Now we have the internet. So if you want to see somebody who’s beautiful, who looks like you, go on the internet and just type something in. Type in ‘blue hair.’ Type in ‘thick thighs.’ Type in ‘back fat.’ You’ll find yourself reflected. That’s what I did to help find the beauty in myself."
Go tell' em, Lizzo!