Lizzo: ‘I’ve come to terms with body dysmorphia’

Lizzo has “come to terms” with her battle with body dysmorphia. The Good as Hell star, a vocal advocate of body positivity, often flaunts her curves with confidence and has no qualms about getting naked on social media. However, she has now opened …

Lizzo has “come to terms” with her battle with body dysmorphia.

The Good as Hell star, a vocal advocate of body positivity, often flaunts her curves with confidence and has no qualms about getting naked on social media.

However, she has now opened up about battling low self-esteem in her late teens and early twenties, with her turning point coming when she wrote ballad My Skin in 2015.

“I wrote My Skin when I was 26, so at that point I had already gotten to a place where I’m confronting myself and I’m happy with it,” Lizzo explained to Rolling Stone magazine, adding that the song reflected the years of work she put in to unlearn the notion that she should dislike her figure.

“I’ve come to terms with body dysmorphia and evolved,” she continued, referring to the mental health condition where a person spends a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance. “The body-positive movement is doing the same thing. We’re growing together, and it’s growing pains, but I’m just glad that I’m attached to something so organic and alive.”

The 31-year-old has been helping change the conversation about plus-size women, but she still faces criticism. In December, she received backlash for twerking at a Los Angeles Lakers game in a dress which exposed her thong and bottom.

And while the Truth Hurts singer is happy to be part of the body positivity movement, she wants to be celebrated for her music too.

“I’m so much more than that. Because I actually present that, I have a whole career,” she stated. “It’s not a trend.”

© Cover Media

Lizzo strips off for social media snaps

Lizzo has posed nude for a series of snaps posted on her Instagram page.The singer/rapper is quickly building up a reputation as a body positivity activist, and recently, she uploaded a photo of her bare bottom to social media in order to send a messag…

Lizzo has posed nude for a series of snaps posted on her Instagram page.

The singer/rapper is quickly building up a reputation as a body positivity activist, and recently, she uploaded a photo of her bare bottom to social media in order to send a message to her critics.

However, Lizzo took to the photo-sharing platform again on Sunday to share three images of herself lounging on a couch fully naked, with her long brunette hair carefully placed to protect her modesty.

Referencing a line from 1997 movie Titanic, the Truth Hurts star wrote in the caption, “Paint me like ya French b**ch.”

She also posted a brief video clip of herself seductively crawling toward the camera, which she captioned, “Omw (on my way) …”

Lizzo is no stranger to going naked – she also posed in her birthday suit for the cover of her 2019 album Cuz I Love You.

Previously, the 31-year-old opened up about some of her more risque photoshoots in an interview with Essence magazine, and insisted that she’s not seeking attention, but simply looking to “normalise” all body shapes and sizes.

“I’m doing this for myself,” she told the publication. “I love creating shapes with my body, and I love normalising the dimples in my butt or the lumps in my thighs or my back fat or my stretch marks. I love normalising my black-a*s elbows. I think it’s beautiful.”

© Cover Media

Lizzo eyeing up clothing line

Lizzo has set her sights on making a foray into the fashion business. During a recent Q&A at the 92nd Street Y in New York, the Juice hitmaker shared that she has been enjoying experimenting with different looks since finding success and wants a fashi…

Lizzo has set her sights on making a foray into the fashion business.

During a recent Q&A at the 92nd Street Y in New York, the Juice hitmaker shared that she has been enjoying experimenting with different looks since finding success and wants a fashion line to channel that energy.

“That’s my thing I feel like a f**king princess lately. Now, I love to play with shapes… I love it, I need a clothing line,” she shared, adding that the public are still hung up about her figure. “Don’t ask me what size I am… it is my size.”

The singer/rapper has seen a shift in the way the fashion industry accepts women with fuller figures in recent years, a far cry from the days she would borrow men’s clothes because she didn’t feel comfortable with the selection of outfits available.

“I would borrow guys’ clothes and wear flannel,” she commented. “I’ve learned a lot from my team. Like, look at Diana Ross … look at Cher, and I now say, ‘Yeah, let’s do that s**t!'”

Lizzo now takes more pride in her outfit choices, quipping: “I want Kate Moss to look at me and say, ‘Damn, where you got that dress?'”

Previously, the 31-year-old opened up about her work in promoting body positivity and noted that she finds it odd when people label her as “brave” for loving and embracing her figure.

“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,” she shared in a chat with U.S. Glamour magazine. “I don’t like it when people think it’s hard for me to see myself as beautiful. I don’t like it when people are shocked that I’m doing it.”

© Cover Media

Lizzo struggles to accept her natural hair: ‘I’m working on it’

Lizzo is struggling to accept her natural hair but eventually wants to ditch wigs and weaves.The Juice hitmaker, real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson, is an exuberant and confident character during her gigs and appearances on the red carpet. However, L…

Lizzo is struggling to accept her natural hair but eventually wants to ditch wigs and weaves.

The Juice hitmaker, real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson, is an exuberant and confident character during her gigs and appearances on the red carpet.

However, Lizzo explained during a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she is on a “journey” to self-love and wants to fully embrace her own tresses.

“The final frontier for me is the wigs and the weaves – my natural hair, my natural state truly,” she candidly shared. “I’m working on it. It’s a struggle. We’re not there yet. There’s no top of the mountain for self-love. It’s a journey that continues forever, so I think it’s a part of it. You gotta love that part. That’s the juiciest part of you though.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Lizzo explained that she is open to stripping away costumes and cosmetics too, as she is adamant everyone should be able to embrace their nude bodies.

“Loving who you are should start in the buff. You should essentially, by the end of your self-love journey, be completely in love with who you are with no make-up, no extra hair, no styling, no corsetry. That’s my opinion for my life – I don’t think anybody should have to subscribe to that,” the 31-year-old mused. “But I feel like if I can love that person, then anything else is possible within the spectrum of self-love. My skin, my face, no make-up – that’s fine.”

And the singer, who wore a House of Holland wood-grain inspired outfit – complete with matching nails – to the BET Awards back in June, revealed she loves turning “jokes” into offbeat ensembles.

“I really love my team, my creative team: hair, make-up, styling. We get to just really play around. We love exploring with colour, shapes, motifs, big ideas, and jokes. Turning jokes into a red carpet look is what we do best. My personality, you can see it. I don’t even have to say nothing. I walk into a room and you know what’s up,” Lizzo smiled.

© Cover Media

Lizzo turns heads in woodgrain-inspired outfit at 2019 BET Awards

Lizzo made a sartorial statement in a woodgrain-inspired number at the 2019 BET Awards on Sunday night.The Juice hitmaker posed up a storm as she made her entrance at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with her quirky outfit from House of Holland tu…

Lizzo made a sartorial statement in a woodgrain-inspired number at the 2019 BET Awards on Sunday night.

The Juice hitmaker posed up a storm as she made her entrance at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with her quirky outfit from House of Holland turning heads.

Lizzo, who also performed her hit song Truth Hurts during the ceremony, accessorised her look with matching hat and handpainted shoes, as well as a custom manicure by Eri Ishizu.

Taking to Instagram, the 31-year-old posted several snaps of her ensemble, and added the captions, “No I’m not a branch at all look baby I’m the whole damn tree! CUSTOM WOODGRAIN LEWK FOR THE @BETAWARDS,” and “Ooop! Did I give you a woody?”

A number of Lizzo’s celebrity pals were quick to praise her outfit, with actress Anna Faris writing, “Yeah!!” and Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness commenting, “Slay us to death queen dayum (sic),” alongside a string of heart eye emojis.

Other stars to pull out all of the stops for the 2019 BET Awards included Rihanna, who sported a full black leather outfit when presenting Mary J. Blige with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Ciara, who wore a tangerine Jean Paul Gaultier dress with dramatic sleeves. The Goodies star completed her look with Stuart Weitzman shoes and jewellery from Anita Ko.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta personality Eva Marcille showed off her growing baby bump in a flowing pink gown from Michael Costello, Karrueche Tran wowed in a bright yellow suit as she walked the blue carpet with American football player Victor Cruz, and Black-ish star Yara Shahidi opted for a striking Prabal Gurung look complete with silver sequin skirt.

La La Anthony rocked a gold minidress, Migos trio Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset looked dapper in pastel suits with harnesses, and Blac Chyna went for a bombshell vibe in a red dress and platinum blonde wig, while host Regina Hall looked stunning in a black dress with voluminous sleeves.

© Cover Media