We stan women who empower each other! When Lizzo shared an Instagram video of herself dancing in a gold bikini as a way to celebrate her recent achievements, Ashley Graham left her the sweetest comment.
“Currently nominated for … Six NAACP Image awards | Eight Grammy awards | Six iHeart music awards | One Brit award | AND I’VE ALREADY WON! In the words of @saintrecords, ‘black girls are grammys muthaf–kaaaaa,'” the 31-year-old singer captioned the post she shared on Wednesday, January 15. Ash, 32, replied, “Come thru, sis!”
Naturally, fans couldn’t help but also praise the brunette beauty for her confidence and success. “Lizzo gave full figure girls so much confidence in 2019, now 2020 is even better. SHOW OFF THAT FULL-FIGURE. MAKE IT SHINE!!!!!!!‼️‼️” wrote one fan. “I need this suit and this level of confidence,” commented another. “She’s showing ladies who struggle that they need to be comfortable in their skin!” a third fan wrote.
The outpour of love couldn’t come at a better time for Lizzo, who announced a break from Twitter on January 5. “Yeah, I can’t do this Twitter s–t no more … Too many trolls … I’ll be back when I feel like it,” she tweeted at the time. Her hiatus came weeks after she slammed haters for criticizing her physique.
In December, one person tweeted,”Lizzo is popular is because there is an obesity epidemic in America. Rather than encouraging people to do better, we are simply lying to them and telling them that they are just fine the way they are.”
Lizzo responded in the best way possible. “I’m popular because I write good songs and I’m talented and perform high energy hour and a half shows filled with love,” she wrote in a quote tweet. “The only person who needs to do better is you. Keep my name out ya mouth and look in the mirror before you come for me. Here’s the attention you ordered.”
During an interview with Elle in October, Lizzo got candid about why it’s important to practice acts of self-love. “I take it seriously because when I was younger, I wanted to change everything about myself,” she said. “I didn’t love who I was. And the reason I didn’t love who I was is because I was told I wasn’t lovable by the media, by [people at] school, by not seeing myself in beauty ads, by not seeing myself in television … by lack of representation.” It’s safe to say she’s changing that now!