SZA has seemingly teased new music from Lizzo

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The ‘Good Days’ hitmaker took to Twitter to share that the ‘Truth Hurts’ singer had played her «the best song» she’s «ever heard», but she hasn’t said whether it was new material from the Grammy-winner.

SZA wrote: “Lizzo really jus played me the best song I ever heard in my life. I’m crying lmao like really. (sic)»
Lizzos last studio album was 2019’s ‘Cuz I Love You’.

Meanwhile, the ‘Juice’ singer recently admitted 2021 has already left her feeling «disappointed».

The US star confessed she already has a «broken heart», despite it being just a few weeks into the new year, but she is desperately «holding onto hope».

In a post on her Instagram account, she wrote: «2021 has already left me disappointed w a broken heart. I am holding onto hope but it’s slipping through my grip. (sic)»

Back in December, Lizzo revealed she had a health kick after November «stressed her out».

The 32-year-old singer said: «As you know, I would normally be so afraid and ashamed to post things like this online because I feel like, as a big girl, people just expect if you are doing something for health, you’re doing it for a dramatic weight loss, and that is not the case.

«In reality, November stressed me the f*** out, I drank a lot, I ate a lot of spicy things and things that f***** my stomach up. And I wanted to reverse it and get back to where I was.»

Lizzo was proud of her results after the detox.

She added: «I’m so proud of myself, I’m proud of my results, my sleep has improved, my hydration, my inner peace, my mental stability, my f****** body, my f****** skin, the whites of my eyes. Like, I feel and look like a bad bitch. And that’s it. I’m a big girl who did a smoothie detox.

«And I wanted to shared that with you guys. I got exactly what I wanted out of it, and every big girl should do whatever the f*** they want with their body … So next time you wanna come to somebody and judge them, whether they drink kale smoothies or eat McDonald’s or work out or not work out, how about you look at your own f****** self and worry about your own body. (sic)”

Lizzo’s 9 Best Body Positivity Messages of 2020

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Amid a tumultuous 2020, Lizzo taught us to love ourselves no matter what.

Since the beginning of her career, she’s been an advocate for body positivity and normalizing, hyping up the beauty in every size, shape and color body. From her empowering songs to her day-to-day social media thoughts, Lizzo always spreads kindness and encourages her followers to love all their curves.

In honor of 2020 coming to a close, we’ve compiled our favorite times Lizzo made us feel «Good as Hell» about our bodies.

«To Every Body, with love»

Following some criticism accusing her of promoting «diet culture» after she posted a TikTok video about her 10-day juice detox journey, Lizzo shared a powerful montage showing off her body around her house.

«Your body is perfectly yours, even if it ain’t perfect to anybody else,» she narrated the clip over soothing flute music. «If you only knew the complexities your body possesses, you would be so proud of it. I’m so proud of you for making it this far in a society that gives us a head start into self-loathing, that hands us a dysmorphic mirror and leaves us desperate to catch up with who we think we should be. I’ve spent so much time in this body and I am no different than you — still struggling to find balance, still trying to mend my relationship with food, my anxiety, my back fat. It gets easier. I’ve spent my hardest days trying to love me.»

«To Every Body, with love,» she captioned the video. See it here.

Plus-Size Appreciation Day

«Oh it’s ‘PLUS SIZE APPRECIATION DAY’?» Lizzo captioned a stunning clip of herself posing at a photo shoot on Oct. 6.

«Ima say it like this… s/o to my size 18+ beauties out there,» she continued. «We getting our visibility and FINALLY brands are beginning to catch up to how fly we’ve always been. We are fashion, we are sex symbols, we are IT. There’s a long road to inclusivity and we won’t stop until we there. Till then… shake yo belly, love handles, and jiggly thighs, love ur double chin and wear them bikinis cus u a bad bitch!»

See it here.

Her Vogue cover

The «Truth Hurts» star graced the October cover of Vogue this year, where she opened up about the «commercialized» nature of the #bodypositive movement, and how everyone feels beholden to feel empowered by it. And while Lizzo supports the empowerment, she explained that there are still girls who feel left out in a campaign meant to make people feel included.

«Now, you look at the hashtag ‘body positive,’ and you see smaller-framed girls, curvier girls. Lotta white girls,» she said. «And I feel no ways about that, because inclusivity is what my message is always about. I’m glad that this conversation is being included in the mainstream narrative. What I don’t like is how the people that this term was created for are not benefiting from it. Girls with back fat, girls with bellies that hang, girls with thighs that aren’t separated, that overlap. Girls with stretch marks. You know, girls who are in the 18-plus club. They need to be benefiting from…the mainstream effect of body positivity now. But with everything that goes mainstream, it gets changed. It gets — you know, it gets made acceptable.»

«I think it’s lazy for me to just say I’m body positive at this point. It’s easy. I would like to be body-normative,» she continued. «I want to normalize my body. And not just be like, ‘Ooh, look at this cool movement. Being fat is body positive.’ No, being fat is normal. I think now, I owe it to the people who started this to not just stop here. We have to make people uncomfortable again, so that we can continue to change. Change is always uncomfortable, right?»

Feelin’ Herself on the ‘Gram

Lizzo is no stranger to a sexy selfie. The star is always promoting body confidence on Instagram by sharing photos of herself in bikinis, lingerie and more.

«Sick of bein this sexy tbh,» she shared in a particularly sultry clip in which she’s seen in black lacy underwear and a sheer top, swaying her hips while enjoying some wine.

See it here.

«Soulmate»

Lizzo is her own damn soulmate, and in June she called on the Fab Five from Netflix’s Queer Eye to help gas herself up in the self-love anthem.

«I get flowers every Sunday / I’mma marry me one day,» she sings in the Cuz I Love You track, as Bobby Berk officiates Lizzo’s wedding to herself in the animated lyric video.

Summer Body Love

Lizzo lived her best hot girl summer despite the pandemic, and took to Instagram in May to share a seductive, twerk-filled video in the swimming pool.

«Go look in the mirror. That body *is* your summer body. Now twerk w me ho!» she captioned the fun bikini video, encouraging her followers to let go of pressure to lose weight as the summer season approached.

See the post here.

Mirror Pep Talk

Looking at yourself in the mirror can be a time of self-criticism, but the «Juice» singer helped her fans shift their mindsets with a encouraging mantra. «Every time u walk by a mirror I want u to hear this,» Lizzo captioned a video checking herself out.

«Who told you you could be so cute? Who?» she tells the camera. «Who told you you could be this cute? B—h, first of all, who told you you could be this cute? Who told you?»

See it here.

Firing Back at Body Shamers

A fiery TikTok clapping back at haters in June shows a montage of the Grammy winner exercising, trying on lingerie and showing off her curves in a swimsuit. «So I’ve been working out consistently for the last five years,» she said, «and it may come as a surprise to some of y’all that I’m not working out to have your ideal body type. I’m working out to have my ideal body type. And you know what type that is? None of your f–king business. Because I am beautiful, I am strong, I do my job and I stay on my job.»

«So next time you want to come to somebody and judge them — whether they drink kale smoothies or eat McDonald’s or work out or not work out — how ‘bout you look at your own f–king self and worry about your own goddamn body,» she continued. «Because health is not just determined on what you look like on the outside. Health is also what happens on the inside, and a lot of y’all need to do a f–king cleanse for your insides. Namaste, have a great day.»

See it here.

Supporting the «Big Girls» of TikTok

After Lizzo realized that she gets tagged in every video of a plus-size girl, she made her own TikTok gushing over the beautiful ladies on the app. «To all the people putting my name in the comments, thank you! Because you know what? If every time you see a big girl on this app loving on herself, putting herself out there and being confident and loving her body, you think of me or think she looks like me, b—h, that is a what? Compliment!» she said.

«That means I’m out here doing what I’m supposed to be doing,» she continued. «Letting you b—hes know that next time you try to make fun of a woman for her body or her size, that b—h, we’re out here and we don’t give a f–k! We’re confident, and we’re bad b—hes and we’re cover stars and yeah, we get the motherf–king views, the likes and the motherf–king clicks because we it!»

She concluded with a shout-out: «And to all the big girls, I see you! Keep putting my name in the comments, hoe.»

See it here.

Source: Billboard

Lizzo Sends Lunch to ER Workers Around the Country Fighting COVID-19

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Lizzo sent lunch orders to ER doctors across the country who are fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

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Lizzo is lending a helping hand during the COVID-19 crisis. This week, the pop star sent lunch orders to ER workers across the country, ensuring that they’ll have enough to eat while working long, exhausting shifts during this pandemic.

Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit posted a tweet thanking Lizzo on Monday, along with a video message that Lizzo herself sent to the staff.

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for all that you’re doing during this pandemic,” the Detroit-born singer and rapper says in the clip. “It’s definitely not easy, and you guys are putting yourselves on the front lines.”

Lizzo also sent meals to M Health Fairview in her former home of Minneapolis and to Atlanta’s Grady Hospital. On Monday, the staff at M Health Fairview shared a photo posing with the sandwiches Lizzo send.

On Instagram, Lizzo reshared the photo in a montage that included other hospital staff and their Lizzo lunches. “S/O to our heroes,” she wrote in the caption, along with a link to donate to the COVID-19 response fund.

Lizzo Calls Out Body Positivity Double Standard When It Comes to Women: I’m Not Brave, ‘I’m Just Sexy’

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Lizzo isn’t afraid to be herself — just don’t call her “brave” for doing so.

The “Juice” singer, 31, recently opened up to Glamour magazine about the double standard she sees in Hollywood and the beauty industry.

“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.

Lizzo explained that the double standard happens whenever she gets called “brave” for doing the same things a thinner woman would do without being labeled as such: “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.”

“I don’t like it when people think it’s hard for me to see myself as beautiful,” she added. “I don’t like it when people are shocked that I’m doing it.”

The “Truth Hurts” singer said that she credits social media for helping to change perceptions of beauty — and that finding herself reflected online helped her to “find the beauty in [her]self.”

“Back in the day, all you really had were the modeling agencies. I think that’s why it made everything so limited for what was considered beautiful. It was controlled from this one space,” she said. “But 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.”

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Her recent Absolut campaign is a great example of what she’s talking about — and the vodka company was inspired by her Instagram feed.

“The creative had the big girls in it. It was juicy, like me, and fun, like me,” Lizzo said of the campaign.

“For someone like me to get a campaign with Absolut and to be wearing a bikini and to be jumping around and dancing and having fun — Absolut saw me on Instagram, saw how I like to dress, saw how I liked to party with my girls, and they came up with that creative,” she said.

All in all, the singer and flutist is hoping that more space can be made for women.

“Make space for me. Make space for this generation of artists who are really fearless in self-love,” she said. “They’re out here. They want to be free. I think allowing that space to be made is really what’s going to shift the narrative in the future. Let’s stop talking about it and make more space for people who are about it.”

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Lizzo’s comments come fresh off an electric performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday, where she was nominated for three awards.

This isn’t the first time that Lizzo has spoken about the body positivity double standard she experiences.

In her July interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air, the musician clapped back when the host said that she finds her posing nude on her Cuz I love You album cover “a really bold statement, and it’s a statement for women.”

“Yeah, but are you only saying that because I’m fat?” Lizzo replied. “Because I feel like if I were a thin woman, maybe that wouldn’t be the case.”

“I feel like women who are smaller aren’t really given the opportunities to be body-positive or role models either because we’ve been conditioned to believe that women are using their bodies for the male gaze,” she continued. “And I think if I were slimmer, I don’t think people would look to me with the same type of like, ‘Oh, wow; she’s so brave; she’s doing this and representing everyone’ — that they would — you know I’m saying? Because I’m big.”

This article was originally published by: People