'I think a lot of people see a fat person and immediately just assume everything they're doing is to be thin,' the singer points out in a new video shared online.
Despite recently losing weight, Lizzo is being open with fans about how her intent is not to get thin. The 35-year-old "About Damn Time" singer stitched a TikTok video from a creator (@itsheruniverse on Twitter) who said, "Weight loss comes with the territory, but I'm not trying to escape fatness." Lizzo told her followers that she has a very high-performance job as she has to do choreography, sing, dance, rap and play the flute for 90 minutes a night. "Heavy on the not trying to escape fatness," the singer stated.
Sometimes she also performs and hypes up the crowd in tight-fitted clothes that make it hard for her to breathe. "It's fun. I love my job. It takes a lot of physical endurance to do what I do, and I used to be very rockstar lifestyle, used to throw myself around on the stage," Lizzo continued. She revealed that she started to take more care of her physical self after some time in her career.
The four-time Grammy winner talked about focusing on holistic health, and that she exercises and changes her lifestyle to ensure she stays healthy and happy and does not get thin. "I've always loved moving my body. I've always loved working out," Lizzo said. She's conscious about her food and supplements as she thinks about her body and the environment.
She added, "I think a lot of people see a fat person that way and immediately just assume everything they're doing is to be thin. I'm not tryna be thin. I don't ever want to be thin." Working out for mental health and having a balance in life is what she aims for when working out. "My body is gonna change, everyone's bodies change. That's life," Lizzo stated.
Lizzo told PEOPLE for a cover story on the Women Changing the World issue that she is proud of herself despite what critics say. "I think I have a really hot body! I'm a body icon, and I'm embracing that more and more every day," she said at the time. She mentioned that while Kim Kardashian might be an ideal body type for some, she is embracing her own type and stepping into her confidence and power to create a beauty standard of her own to make it a standard someday.
Lizzo has long been open about her struggles with body image and she has started to advocate for positive body image, encouraging her followers to embrace their bodies regardless of their size. She also chastised those who assume people with larger bodies automatically have health problems, stating that "health is not just determined by what you look like on the outside."
"What if I'm just fat? What if this is just my body?" she said in March 2021 through a TikTok post. "Bodies are not all designed to be slim with a six-pack. You know what I mean?"
In response to her detractors, Lizzo said in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 that they use her as "some sort of punchline" because "there are levels to me that they don't accept." She also added that people often use "negativity as clout and attention" to make themselves "feel good".
She further stated that she would always be receiving some backlash and criticism in public spaces for who she is. "I'm trying to distance myself from even looking at those people and reading those comments," she said, before admitting: "It's been very difficult because I just feel I can't escape it.'"