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Lizzo Credits Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ For Not Quitting Music Following Online Body-Shaming

Despite recent attempts by haters to bring Lizzo down, Beyoncé’s music is here to help her rise again. The ‘About Damn Time’ singer revealed to fans in a new vulnerable TikTok how Beyoncé’s most recent album, ‘Renaissance’, has been supporting her in overcoming a particularly harsh wave of online trolling.

She addressed her fans saying, “Today was one of those days where I was very angry, very angry at the world,” in a series of clips from the treadmill in which she worked up a sweat while jamming to ‘Renaissance’. “Saw a lot of mean s–t about me on the internet, and I wanted to give up.”

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The performer was most likely alluding to a recent incident in which a viral tweet used a clip of her dancing onstage to body shame her. Thousands of people then went on to comment negatively and added fatphobic comments about Lizzo’s appearance. The Grammy-winning artist responded by writing on social media that the bullies were “really starting to make me hate the world” and that she was “tired of explaining myself all the time.”

Lizzo also mentioned that hateful tweets continue to appear in her mentions and on her feed, despite the fact that she often keeps her Twitter account locked on private. “Y’all don’t know how close I be to giving up on everyone and quitting and enjoying my money and my man on a F****NG FARM…,” she tweeted about the same.

However, Lizzo is feeling much better now because of Queen Bey. “There are days where the hate outweighs the love so badly that I want to quit music and just disappear,” she said. “Then I reminded myself to get up, get out and get some sun. And I put on Renaissance.”

Lizzo continued by listing some of her favourite album lyrics and describing how they give her the strength to keep going and to always remember that, as per her own song ‘Truth Hurts,’ she is 100% that b-tch. She quoted ‘Church Girl’ from ‘Renaissance’, “I’m gonna love on me, nobody can judge me but me,” in her statement. “I was born free.”

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Lizzo has long been an ardent Beyoncé fan and attributes a lot of the inspiration for her own songs to the ‘Break My Soul’ singer. In February, when she won the 2023 Grammy Award for record of the year, she explicitly acknowledged Bey, who was cheering her on from the audience.

From the platform, Lizzo addressed her, saying, “You changed my life. Thank you so much. You clearly are the artist of our lives!”

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