Lizzo has said the constant onslaught of comments about her weight have led her to contemplate quitting music altogether.
The Grammy-winning artist, who was catapulted into the spotlight in 2019 following her third album Cuz I Love You and its hit singles Juice and Truth Hurt, has become a symbol of body positivity. At the same time, the 35-year-old has also been vocal about the abuse she receives due to her plus size frame.
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Lizzo – real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson – shared an example of the disgusting kind of things levied at her by internet trolls, writing: “I JUST logged on[to] the app and this is the type of s*** I see about me on a daily basis.”
Beneath, she included a repost of the original comment which read: “How is Lizzo still THIS fat when she’s constantly moving this much on stage?! I wonder what she must be eating.”
The About Damn Time singer added: “Then someone in the comments said I eat ‘lots of fast food.’
“I literally stopped eating fast food years ago...,” she clapped back, saying that she was “tired of explaining myself all the time and I just wanna get on this app [without] seeing my name in some bulls***”.
In another post, Lizzo reacted to a second comment, which read: “I don’t think [Lizzo] wants to be smaller... yet... If she did, she would be. It’s her brand.”
Not having any of it, she corrected: “This is what my body looks like even when I’m eating super clean and working out.
“Y’all speak on s*** y’all know NOTHING ABOUT and I’m starting to get heated.”
In a follow up post, she continued: “The love definitely do not outweigh the hate on social media... (sic) all because I’m fat? This is CRAZY.
“I HATE IT HERE. Y’all don’t know how close I be to giving up on everyone and quitting and enjoying my money and my man on a F***ING FARM.”
Later, Lizzo took the move to change her account to “protected” tweets, meaning Twitter users are now unable to see her posts unless they already follow her. She would have to approve any new Twitter followers.