Akbar V Defends Lizzo From Trolls: “Don’t Let Nobody Drive You Into Depression”

Written by Greg Lewis

Ever since the release of her “Truth Hurts” debut-smash hit, the R&B/pop singer, Lizzo, has suffered from tons of online body-shaming comments from internet trolls. Although she remains positive throughout all the disrespect, she has also opened up several times about how the negative attention has always been extremely hard to deal with.

Venting to her fans, a month ago the artist took to social media to share a vulnerable moment, saying ” “I am loved. I’m not alone. That’s how I want to feel but I don’t feel it.” Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta cast member, Akbar V, recently took to Twitter to expression how she felt about people attacking Lizzo about her weight.

Edited for clarity, the reality TV star penned, “[I don’t] like how y’all be body-shaming [Lizzo] to keep shit G yall drove me into surgery.” 

She continued, “I felt like i couldn’t make it being fat and apart of me wanted to lose weight to be healthy but 95% i wanted to lose weight cause i wanted to win in this music industry and i don’t regret losing.” She added in a second tweet, “It’s always something … you too big …. lose some weight do this do that you got to act like this you got to say that to be honest none of that shit matter if you got a hit record …with a hit record you can skate on ice …..[Lizzo] don’t let nobody drive you into depression.” 

Akbar V

“Then when you do decide to lose weight here come the trolls you lost to much weight, you look sick, you think you all that, you this you that, ion like the new person you became,” she added in a final tweet. “So basically nothing is good enough for y’all and y’all bash us when we talk back an check y’all.” 

One of the body-shaming trolls was Jillian Michael, who attacked the artist online calling her obese and unhealthy.

“Why are we celebrating her body? Why does it matter? Why aren’t we celebrating her music? ‘Cause it isn’t going to be awesome if she gets diabetes,” said Michaels at the time. She added recently, “Obesity is just unhealthy. That’s it. And it has no merit on the quality of the human. They’re not connected.”

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