'You Can Kiss It': Lizzo Defends Bumless Dress After Backlash
Lizzo's message is simple: she wants to "spread that love and also spread these cheeks".
Earlier this week, the singer sat front row at a basketball game wearing a black t-shirt dress with the back cut out, completely revealing her G-string.
The provocative outfit was quick to cause controversy, with many declaring it totally inappropriate for a family friendly event. Twitter erupted when Lizzo's fans jumped to her defence, calling the criticism unwarranted and fatphobic.
Never one to shy away from the chance to tell us exactly how she feels, Lizzo has now offered her final two cents on the matter.
The self-proclaimed 'Bop Star' took to Instagram live last night to defend her notorious dress, reminding the world that turning heads and starting conversations is what she's all about.
"This is who I've always been," she said in the video. "Now everyone's looking at it and your criticism can just remain your criticism."
Negative criticism has no stake in my life, no control over my life, over my emotions. I'm the happiest I've ever been, I'm surrounded by love.
The eight-time Grammy nominee has built her personal image entirely around the notion of self-love, and it's this exact message that has won her a legion of dedicated fans.
"Who I am and the essence of me and the things that I choose to do as a grown-ass woman can inspire you to do the same," she continued in the video to her 6 million followers. "You don't have to be like me. You need to be like you. And never ever let somebody stop you or shame you from being yourself."
Lizzo explained that she takes risks in the public eye in order to inspire her fans to be more confident and comfortable within themselves. "Who I am and the essence of me and the things that I choose to do as a grown-ass woman can inspire you to do the same," she said.
You don't have to be like me. You need to be like you. And never ever let somebody stop you or shame you from being yourself.
Famous for her brutal sense of humour, Lizzo ended the video on a lighter note, stating that she's only out to "spread that love and also spread these cheeks."
"If you really don't like my ass, you can kiss it," she laughed. "'Cause kissing it makes it go away, I promise."
The 'Good As Hell' singer closed the book on the G-string dress controversy, promising her fans that with her tiny handbag and flute in tow, she'll keep doing her thing no matter the backlash.
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