Let’s just dub 2019 the year of Lizzo and be done with it.
The singer, rapper, flautist (and twerker extraordinaire) has released her third album Cuz I Love Youto rapturous critical acclaim, stormed the Coachella stage with a rousing set featuring a guest appearance by Janelle Monae and become one of the most important people to follow on Instagram.
It’s there that Lizzo does what Lizzo does best: remind everyone that loving yourself should never be a radical act, but a decision born out of necessity. We are only in this world for one life. Why do you want to spend your time here hating yourself?
LIZZO ON NEVER GIVING UP – AND WHY IT MATTERS
The singer was one of the most-nominated artists at the 2019 American Music Awards this year – but, as she reminded her 1.2 million Twitter followers, she wasn’t always riding this wave of success.
She tweeted: “Eight years of touring, giving out free tickets to my undersold shows, sleepless nights in my car, losing my dad and giving up on music, playing shows for free beer and food w/ -32$ in my bank account, constantly writing songs, hearing ‘no’ but always saying ‘yes’.
She added: “Glad I never gave up.”
LIZZO ON HOW TO CLAPBACK TO FAT-SHAMERS IN THE MOST INSPIRING WAY
The singer appeared on Jimmy Kimmel this week as one of the celebrities drafted in for the talk show host’s regular ‘Mean Tweets’ segment. It’s Lizzo’s ‘Mean Tweets’ debut, and she didn’t disappoint. Check out the video below:
“Bus passes and Happy Meals,” the mean tweet about Lizzo read. “Two things that I imagine Lizzo has seen a lot of.”
Lizzo paused, looked directly down the lens of the camera, and quipped: “Yeah I’m a big bitch and I ride a bus.”
“A tour bus,” she clarified. “Where’s yours?”
Lizzo, we are not worthy.