Sadly, Lizzo has once again become the target of online hate.
Following the release of her latest single "Rumors" featuring Cardi B on Friday (August 13), the 33-year-old singer was hit with tons of "fatphobic, racist, and hurtful" comments online; so much so, Lizzo took to Instagram Live on Sunday (August 15) to address the growing negativity.
"It's like it doesn't matter how much positive energy you put into the world, you're still going to have people who have something mean to say about you. And for the most part, it doesn’t hurt my feelings. I don’t care,” she said as tears streamed down her face. “I just think when I’m working this hard, my tolerance gets lower, my patience is lower, I’m more sensitive and it gets to me.”
"People saying sh*t about me that doesn't even make sense," Lizzo continued. "It's fatphobic, racist, and it's hurtful. If you don't like my music cool. If you don't like the song 'Rumors' cool. But a lot of people don't like me because of the way I look."
Hours later, Lizzo's "Rumors" collaborator, Cardi B, took to Twitter to come to Lizzo's defense, writing, “When you stand up for yourself they claim your problematic & sensitive. When you don’t they tear you apart until you crying like this. Whether you skinny,big,plastic, they going to always try to put their insecurities on you.Remember these are nerds looking at the popular table.”
She later added, "Rumors is doing great. Stop trying to say the song is flopping to dismiss a woman emotions on bullying or acting like they need sympathy. The song is top 10 on all platforms. Body shaming and callin her mammy is mean & racist as f**k."
Shortly after Cardi came to her defense, Lizzo returned to social media to thank Cardi for her support and to let her fans know she was okay.
"Thank you @iamcardib — you’re such a champion for all people. Love you so much," she wrote on Twitter. Lizzo then shared a gif herself laughing and smiling, which she captioned: "Sometimes I get sad… and then I—."