Yes, queen! Lizzo does not want to be considered “brave” because she has body confidence. The artist’s career is on fire this year with standout performances at the BET Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and more. She wants fans to know that she loves the skin she’s in … and she doesn’t need anyone’s permission to feel that way.
“I don’t like it when people think it’s hard for me to see myself as beautiful,” the 31-year-old told Glamour in an interview published don August 28. “I don’t like it when people are shocked that I’m doing it.”
The “Truth Hurts” artist never shies away from flaunting her gorgeous curves. She’s completely naked on the cover of Cuz I Love You, dances in a bikini for her new partnership with Absolut and loves having fun with daring red carpet looks. “When people look at my body and be like, ‘Oh my God, she’s so brave,’ it’s like, ‘No, I’m not,'” the Hustlers star admitted. “I’m just fine. I’m just me. I’m just sexy. If you saw Anne Hathaway in a bikini on a billboard, you wouldn’t call her brave. I just think there’s a double standard when it comes to women.”
She scored her deal with the liquor brand after someone from their team found her on Instagram. The “Juice” artist credits social media for opening doors in a very unique way. “Back in the day, all you really had were the modeling agencies,” Lizzo explained. “I think that’s why it made everything so limited for what was considered beautiful. It was controlled from this one space. But now we have the internet. So if you want to see somebody who’s beautiful who looks like you, go on the internet and just type something in. Type in blue hair. Type in thick thighs. Type in back fat. You’ll find yourself reflected. That’s what I did to help find the beauty in myself.”
Although progress is being made, Lizzo wants less talk and more action when it comes to body inclusivity. “Let’s just make space for these women,” she begged. “Make space for me. Make space for this generation of artists who are really fearless in self-love. They’re out here. They want to be free. I think allowing that space to be made is really what’s going to shift the narrative in the future. Let’s stop talking about it and make more space for people who are about it.”
Keep spreading positivity, girl!