Lizzo broke down in tears during a recent Instagram Live video in response to a slew of hateful racist and fatphobic comments that the singer received following the release of her new song “Rumors.” 

“People saying s—- about me that just doesn’t even make sense,” the “Truth Hurts” singer stated in a now-deleted video. “It’s fat-phobic, and it’s racist and it’s hurtful. If you don’t like my music, cool. If you don’t like ‘Rumors’ the song, cool. But a lot of people don’t like me because of the way I look.” 

“I’m doing this shit for the big black women in the future who just want to live their lives without being scrutinized or put into boxes,” she continued.

Many celebrities in the industry shared their support for Lizzo after she uploaded her video, including Octavia Spencer and Missy Elliot. 

Cardi B, who is featured on the “Rumors” track herself, also spoke out in support of the singer. “When you stand up for yourself they claim your problematic & sensitive,” the rapper tweeted. “When you don’t they tear you apart until u crying like this. Whether you skinny,big,plastic, they going to always tru to put their insecurities on you. Remember these are nerds looking at the popular table.” 

After an outpouring of love and support from both Lizzo’s fans and her fellow industry members, the singer tweeted out an inspirational message to her followers. “Loving yourself in a world that don’t love u back takes an incredible amount of self awareness & a bulls— detector that can see through ass backwards societal standards…,” she wrote. “if u managed to love yourself today I’m proud of u. If u haven’t, I’m still proud of u. This s—s hard.”

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