Lizzo Twerks To ‘Juice’ In Thong At Lakers Game, Social Media Reacts
Lizzo showed over the weekend she not only knows how to work it, but she can also twerk it.
The 31-year-old rapper — who recently starred alongside Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B in the film Hustlers — attended Sunday’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center and became the center of attention after she began twerking to her own song “Juice” during a timeout. The Laker Girls were performing a dance routine to the hip-hop track when Lizzo stood up and flaunted her plump rear end, which was clearly visible as she chose to don a black thong and fishnet stockings under her t-shirt dress, which seemed relatively inoffensive from the front. The “Good As Hell” singer’s dance moves were also featured on the Jumbotron.
Singer #Lizzo arrived to the #Lakers Game wearing a revealing outfit of choice.She was spotted dancing at the game, when the cameraman put her on the jumbotron to show the crowd.Once realizing she was on camera she proceeded to turn around and twerk.
— Sheen Magazine (@sheenmagazine) December 9, 2019
Lizzo’s dance moves and riske decision to expose herself drew a wide mix of reactions on social media. Some users sharply condemned the rapper for acting and dressing inappropriately in a public venue, while others praised her for not being afraid to show off her round body.
“Her outfit was tacky and trashy,” one user wrote. “I’d probably say the same thing if a slimmer artiste wore it.”
This is not about Lizzo being fat, twerking, or hating on her. This is about her seeking attention, coming into an arena with kids and family dressed inappropriately. I haven’t seen RiRi or others do this. Her thong was showing before the twerk then she proceeds to make it worse.
— Chad (@16_Titles) December 9, 2019
Dunno how we got to the point where we can’t criticize Lizzo or her songs cos she’s fat.
Everything is fat shaming with you people.
Her outfit was tacky and trashy.
I’d probably say the same thing if a slimmer artiste wore it idc.
— Adunni Adaora Achebe (@Adunni_Achebe) December 10, 2019
Other users slammed haters by suggesting any comments critical of Lizzo were racist or simply attempts at body-shaming her for her size.
“Let her twerk and have fun in peace,” one person wrote. “If you don’t like it, don’t look and keep your fake concern for her and ‘the children.”
If you have to preface your criticism of Lizzo with, “it’s not because she’s fat and Black,” chances are you feel small type of way about fat Black women. And I’mma just leave it there.
— Jasmyn (@JasmynBeKnowing) December 9, 2019
People really hyped Lizzo’s outfit up like it was the most outrageous thing ever. It’s just not that serious. Let her twerk and have fun in peace. If you don’t like it, don’t look and keep your fake concern for her and “the children”.
— Whitney Alexus (@UndisputedTail6) December 9, 2019
Lizzo was recently nominated for multiple Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist, Album of the Year and Song of the Year for “Truth Hurts.”