Lizzo claps back at Kanye West’s remarks about her body… after he said attacks on her weight reduction are a ‘genocide of the Black race’
Lizzo had rather a lot to say during her performance in Toronto, Canada on Friday night.
The 34-year-old singer and flautist seemingly responded to comments Kanye West, 45, recently made about her weight reduction.
After the rapper called attacks on her weight reduction a ‘genocide of the Black race’ the songstress said, ‘I feel like everybody in America got my mother******* name in [their] mother******* mouth for no mother****** reason.’
Speaking out: During her show in Toronto on Friday, Lizzo seemingly responded to comments Kanye West made about her weight reduction
Lizzo continued during a pause in her set, ‘I’m minding my fat, black, beautiful business.’ The group clapped and cheered as she spoke up for herself without naming Kanye explicitly.
The music artist – full name Melissa Jefferson – then asked the gang, ‘Can I stay here [in Canada?’ before joking, ‘Who can I marry for that dual citizenship?’
Kanye’s comments came during a sitdown with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, in which he claimed any time Lizzo posts about losing weight, ‘bots’ and ‘media’ attack her to promote the idea that being ‘overweight is the new goal.’
‘It’s a genocide of the Black race,’ he declared in a wide-ranging conversation with the host on Thursday.
His opinion: While speaking with Tucker Carlson the rapper called attacks on her weight loss a ‘genocide of the Black race’
Seemingly driving her point home, Lizzo appeared on Instagram over the weekend to post a reel from a recent show.
The clip showed the entertainer with a highlight on her face as an illuminated message flashed across her torso.
‘My body, my alternative’ was emblazoned over her and within the caption she added only a period.
Kelly Rowland later showed support for the musician as she reposted the clip in her Insta Story and wrote, ‘Tell ‘EM!!!! I fxckin’ love you.’
Message: On Saturday Lizzo shared footage from a recent show where the phrase ‘my body, my alternative’ was forged over her
Ye has ruffled quite a lot of feathers since donning a t-shirt that said ‘White Lives Matter’ during his Paris Fashion Week show.
Standing beside controversial political pundit Candice Owen, the 2 wore inverse colours of the identical shirt.
What followed was a snowball of backlash from fans and celebrities on social media, with some defending Kanye and others condemning him.
But Kanye has stood firm on his position, continuing to wear variations of the shirt, most recently alongside ex-wife Kim Kardashian at daughter North’s, nine, basketball game.
Controversial: Ye has ruffled quite a lot of feathers since donning a t-shirt that said ‘White Lives Matter’ during his Paris Fashion Week show