Lizzo is everywhere right now. Her album Cuz I Love You is a smash, she made waves in the industry during her performance at the BET Awards, and she just killed on the VMA Awards. Lizzo can be described as sassy, opinionated, and unapologetic. Just don’t call her brave.
When the singer recently chatted with Glamour, she discussed why. “When people look at my body and be like, ‘Oh my God, she’s so brave,’ it’s like, ‘No, I’m not.’ I’m just fine. I’m just me. I’m just sexy.”
Lizzo adds, “If you saw Anne Hathaway in a bikini on a billboard, you wouldn’t call her brave. I just think there’s a double standard when it comes to women.”
When it comes to being a body-positive role model, Lizzo is just trying to prove that anyone regardless of shape or size can be sexy. “I don’t like it when people are shocked that I’m doing it,” she explains.
Lizzo does credit the internet for helping to mold her image and give visibility to all kinds of women. She explains, “If you want to see somebody who’s beautiful who looks like you, go on the internet and just type something in. Type in blue hair. Type in thick thighs. Type in back fat. You’ll find yourself reflected. That’s what I did to help find the beauty in myself.”