Lizzo Says She Writes Music for Black Trans Women
The ‘Juice’ hitmaker denies claims that she makes music for white audience and says her music is for ‘black women, big black women, and black trans women.’
AceShowbiz –Lizzo has hit back at claims that her music is made to cater to white audiences.
The 31-year-old “Truth Hurts” hitmaker is the most-nominated act at the Grammys on Sunday, January 26, 2020 with an impressive eight nods, but the star has been targeted by critics who claim she’s alienating black audiences with her music.
Firing back in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the star quipped, “Yeah, there’s hella white people at my shows. What am I gonna do, turn them away? My music is for everybody.”
She continued, “As a black woman, I make music for people, from an experience that is from a black woman. I’m making music that hopefully makes other people feel good and helps me discover self-love. That message I want to go directly to black women, big black women, and black trans women. Period.”
Lizzo also touched on the criticism she’s received throughout her life and career in an interview with Gayle King ahead of Sunday’s awards show, and confessed consistent bullying has built her strength when it comes to opposition.
“I believe that everybody is entitled to their opinion, and everybody has one,” she said, referring to those who oppose her message of body positivity. “We all have butts, too. So do what you want with it…”
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