If Lizzo wants to bare her thong-clad butt at a basketball game, she’s going to do it and not give a hoot what you think.
Yesterday, the ‘Truth Hurts’ singer made headlines when she twerked courtside at a Lakers game wearing nothin’ but a t-shirt and a thong.
Following Lizzo’s visual display of being “100% that bitch” the Internet was awash with mixed opinions. The singer’s fans praised her confidence, while others were busy clutching their pearls with disapproval.
Lizzo had zero time for the butt shaking hate and took to Instagram to respond. “Never ever let somebody stop you or shame you from being yourself,” she said during an Instagram Live. “This is who I’ve always been. Now everyone’s lookin’ at it, and your criticism can just remain your criticism. Your criticism has no effect on me.”
“Nothing really breaks my joy,” she said. “I’m a really solid, grounded person, and I know that I’m shocking because you’ve never seen in a long time a body like mine doing whatever it wants to do and dressing the way it dresses and moving the way it moves.”
“But I don’t ever want to censor myself because I’m suddenly famous, and I don’t want to censor myself because everyone’s looking at me now,” she said. “I’m not going to quiet myself. I’m not going to shrink myself because somebody thinks that I’m not sexy to them.”
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Lizzo punctuated her thoughts by sharing a Twitter video of Rihanna twerking in a mesh dress with the caption, “MY INSPIRATION.”
Whether Lizzo’s basketball game butt shaking offended you or not, there’s one thing that’s clear – it didn’t hurt or harm anyone. If anything, the singer’s campaign for self-confidence and the acceptance of all body types is something we can all get on board with.
Don’t ever stop twerking or being unashamedly you, Lizzo. Can’t wait when she brings that fierce confidence to Australia for her Red Room (which you can win invites for right here).
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