Singer Lizzo answered critics of her weight and the “fat acceptance” movement during a concert on Friday.
Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West on Thursday told Fox News Tucker Carlson that Lizzo, whom he considers a friend, has been criticized for losing weight, something he found extremely troubling and tied to a larger targeting of black Americans.
“I feel like everybody in America got my motherf***ing name in their motherf***ing mouth for no motherf***ing reason,” Lizzo told her fans at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena.
“I’m minding my fat black beautiful business,” the “About Damn Time” singer said. “Can I stay here? Who can I marry for that dual citizenship?”
“When Lizzo loses 10 pounds and announces it, the bots … on Instagram, they attack her losing weight, because the media wants to put out a perception that being overweight is the new goal when it’s actually unhealthy,” the “Donda” rapper told Carlson during a long-ranging interview on Thursday. “It’s demonic.”
Lizzo was notably criticized for going on a ten-day health detox in 2020 and seemed to clarify her dedication to the fat acceptance movement in the wake of the backlash.
“I feel like people should know that, because that’s what Hollywood does: they advocate lies that actually harm individuals,” Owens added.
“There is no way that somebody that is that size is happy, and I want to make that abundantly clear,” the “Candace” host asserted. “She may have all the things that she has, and she may have access to private jets, and she may be smiling in these commercials, and have a fat bank account … but at the end of the day, you cannot carry that much weight on you and wake up and be happy every day.”
“I love food, I love being fat, I love to be fat in front of my private plane and be half naked — and if you don’t like it, it’s because you’re problematic and not me,” Owens mocked.
“I’m not shaming fat people who want to be better,” she emphasized. “I am shaming fat people who are pretending that fat is a good way of living. It’s a lie. It’s just a lie.”