Written by Greg Lewis
T.I. and Offset aren’t the only male rappers speaking out about the backlash Lizzo is receiving concerning her body. Rapper, The Game, also took to social media to give the “haters” a few words himself.
“Man, nobody give a fuck about what y’all saying … like the shit y’all doin’ to Lizzo,” he says. “Got her cryin’ on the internet and doing all that. Muthafuckas, like y’all fans, man. Y’all fans. Stay fans. Stay in y’all place, man. If somebody was on your muthafuckin’ ass every day judging your muthafuckin’ life, what would that look like?
“Is you too old? Is you too young? What the fuck is wrong with you? Y’all got too much muthafuckin’ time to be worried about other muthafucka’s lives.”
He also added a lengthy caption that read in part, “stop online bullying people like @lizzobeeating & anybody else & just be the fan yo hating ass really is… haters be more a fan than the regular REAL FANS. This is why kids around the world commit suicide etc… the pressure of the internet. If people are doing what makes them happy, let em…. No human is any other humans judge.
“Take yo unhappy ass to a mirror & address all this deep rooted hatred you’re harboring that’s really about YOU & your hate for your own self & life. Allow people to LIVE & BE AT PEACE…. And as far as my personal haters. Fuck you. ‘I ain’t going nowhere so you can get to know me.’ told y’all that 17 years ago.”
After the release of Lizzo’s newest single titled “Rumors” with Cardi B, the artist received tons of negative comments concerning her body image and folks questioning her position within the entertainment industry. On August 15, Lizzo broke down and become super vulnerable in a video where she discussed her frustration with negative comments.
“Sometimes I feel like the world just don’t love me back,” she admitted. “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. 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 shit about me that just doesn’t even make sense. It’s fat-phobic, and it’s racist and it’s hurtful. If you don’t like my music, cool. If you don’t like ‘Rumors’ the song, cool. But a lot of people don’t like me because of the way I look.”
Thanks to her amazing collaborator, Cardi B, Lizzo realized that she doesn’t have to face the music alone while her featured artist showed her massive support during this difficult time.
When you stand up for yourself they claim your problematic & sensitive,” she wrote. “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.”