Lizzo's whirlwind year of press has recently escalated with a number of scantily-clad shots posted by the superstar herself. However, if you're wondering why she's been sharing so many risqué shots (and letting it all hang out at that Lakers game), you might want to turn to her recent interview TIME magazine interview.
Deemed the Entertainer of the Year, the Grammy-nominated star, 31, admitted that being one with your body is very important to her. "I think it’s healthy to have a relationship with your naked body, even if no one ever sees it," she said. "But I’ve always felt the need to share it."
Lizzo admitted that she's "been doing positive music for a long-ass time," but the shift in culture is what should be partially credited for her rising success in recent years. "There were a lot of things that weren’t popular but existed, like body positivity, which at first was a form of protest for fat bodies and black women and has now become a trendy, commercialized thing," she said. "Now I’ve seen it reach the mainstream. Suddenly I’m mainstream! How could we have guessed something like this would happen when we've never seen anything like this before?"
Elsewhere in the feature, Lizzo went on to explain that her self-empowerment messaging isn't always easy to accept herself, particularly from March of this year until now. "I was experiencing a little bit of unhappiness. I was not happy with the way I felt to my body. I didn’t feel sexy, and I didn’t know when it was going to end. There were times when I would go onstage and be like, ‘Y'all, I’m not going to lie. I’m not feeling myself,'" she recalled. "Sometimes I’d break down and cry. Sometimes the audience would just cheer to make me feel better. I was getting sick a lot. I was like, What the f**k is going on? I need to fall back in love with my body. I didn’t want to be famous,” she continued, adding that she is in therapy to deal with the pressures of being a high-profile celebrity. "I wanted to be like Brandon Boyd from Incubus! I just want to go to the farmers’ market."
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