“Inclusivity is what my message is always about. I’m glad that this conversation is being included in the mainstream narrative.”
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM
Whenever a new interview with Lizzo appears, we know we’re gonna be treated to some wise words of wisdom and be left feeling good as hell after we follow the advice of someone so fearlessly fabulous.
Gracing the cover of Vogue magazine as the “first big black woman,” and looking absolutely flawless whilst doing so, Lizzo has given us some insight to what she’s been up to for the past six months and how she’s been feeling.
Reminding us that she’s still 100% that bitch, Lizzo opened up to Claudia Rankine about representation in the music industry, her friendship with Quinn Wilson and Sophia Eris, and her current thoughts on the body positivity movement.
See below for some of our favourite quotes and the jaw-dropping pics from the cover shoot. 💯
Lizzo on the music industry
“I’m a Black woman. So I can do just about anything I want to do. How dare these people sit up and tell me who my music is going to appeal to or not?”
Lizzo on friendship
“The three of us have been like sisters. We have gone through so much since meeting each other. And we have always made sure that the relationship is what we prioritise. It’s never been money. It’s never been the career.”
Lizzo on body positivity
“It’s commercialised. Now, you look at the hashtag ‘body positive,’ and you see smaller-framed girls, curvier girls. Lotta white girls. And I feel no ways about that, because inclusivity is what my message is always about. I’m glad that this conversation is been included in the mainstream narrative. What I don’t like is how the people that this term was created for are not benefiting from it. Girls with back fat, girls with bellies that hang, girls with thighs that aren’t separated, that overlap. Girls with stretch marks. You know, girls who are in the 18-plus club. They need to be benefiting from…the mainstream effect of body positivity now. But with everything that goes mainstream, it gets changed. It gets—you know, it gets made acceptable.”