Lizzo graces Vogue’s October issue
Lizzo stuns on Vogue's October cover
Lizzo is bringing color to the cover of Vogue—literally.
The 32-year-old sensation sat down with poet Claudia Rankine who’s interviewed the singer a couple of times before she wrote Vogue’s October cover story. The women dished on an array of topics like how Lizzo feels about being in quarantine and why she no longer wants to be considered, “body-positive.”
The story opens up with Lizzo telling Rankine that she has been following orders and staying in her LA home during quarantine—but admits she feels a little guilty about it.
“I’m in a hot spot,” she tells Rankine via Zoom. “I’ve been in my house every single day. I can count on my hands how many times I’ve actually left. I’m fortunate that I am in that position. I really had guilt about that, early on.”
She continues, “A lot of times, staying home isn’t staying safe. There are so many levels to the butterfly effect of this pandemic—not just the sickness but the emotional and mental effects. That is what keeps me up at night. And that’s what stresses me out.”
On the cover, Lizzo stares directly into the camera with her hair up in a tight top-braided bun, sporting bloody-red pointed nails and a low-cut red Valentino wrap dress to match. Director Hype Williams, known for his color-saturated 90s music videos and for helming the movie Belly, shot the cover.
Though the plus-size singer/songwriter is known for being body positive, she says the phrase is lazy at this point and prefers to be known for something else.
“I think it’s lazy for me to just say I’m body positive at this point,” she says. “It’s easy. I would like to be body-normative. I want to normalize my body. And not just be like, ‘Ooh, look at this cool movement. Being fat is body positive.’ No, being fat is normal. I think now, I owe it to the people who started this to not just stop here. We have to make people uncomfortable again so that we can continue to change. Change is always uncomfortable, right?”
The article can be read in its entirety, here.
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