Lizzo performs at the 40th Brit Awards in 2020
Lizzo performs at the 40th Brit Awards in 2020

‘Maybe all the mean things people say about me are true’: Lizzo opens up about struggling with negative body image

‘I know I’m beautiful, I just don’t feel it’ 

Joanna Whitehead@MsWhitehead100
Thursday 10 December 2020 13:07

Lizzo has confessed to struggling with “negative thoughts” about her body.

In a new video posted to TikTok, the Juice star’s comments serve as a timely reminder that even the most body-positive people can struggle with body confidence.

“I came home, and I took my clothes off to take a shower and I just started having all of these really negative thoughts about myself,” she admitted.

“Like, you know, ‘What’s wrong with me? Maybe everything – all the mean things people say about me – are true.’ And, you know, ‘Why am I so disgusting?’ And hating on my body.”

Admitting that while she would usually “have some positive thing to say” to boost her confidence, the singer confessed that she did not have a quick-fix response to her negative feelings.

lizzo on TikTok

A little tmi for ur fyp... for anyone who has these thoughts too I hope you have a better day tomorrow

“I think these are normal [thoughts], they happen to everybody. They happen to the best of us – we are the best of us,” she said.

Reinforcing why her honesty and relatability make her such a firm favourite with fans, she added: “I just have to know that tomorrow, how I feel in here is going to change, and I can only hope that it changes for the better.”

“I know I’m beautiful, I just don’t feel it – but I know I’m going to get through it.”

Thankfully, a few hours later, she posted a second video interspersed with the first that showed her posing in a crop top and knickers, cuddling her tummy and giving a thumbs up with a smile on her face.

The accompanying caption read: “Woke up feeling better… not 100% but I’m getting there. Gave the parts of me I hated last night a rub and a hug [heart emoji]. Issss a new day.”

In October, the Good as Hell performer celebrated adopting a vegan diet for six months.

Comparing herself with a video filmed six months previously that showed her making a doughnut milkshake, Lizzo said: “Honestly, I am both of these women, and I cannot condemn one woman or the other.

“I’m happy both ways and right now, this is what’s bringing me joy.”

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