Jazmine Sullivan responds to being ‘dragged’ over her weight loss on social media

The Grammy-nominated singer says she went vegan to support her mom’s diet as she battles cancer.

Jazmine Sullivan shared a photo of herself on the set of her new video and wowed fans with her stunning physical transformation. Now the singer is responding to those who had less than kind things to say about her slimmer frame.

Last week, Sullivan – who has always been known for being on the curvier side – posted a picture that was taken on the set of the music video for her new single, “Lost One.” In the photo, she’s looking wistfully off-camera while showing off her new body in a form-fitting grey and black dress.

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ATLANTA – NOVEMBER 10: Recording Artist Jazmine Sullivan attends the 2010 Soul Train Awards at the Cobb Energy Center on November 10, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

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While many were enthused by the promise of new visuals for her song and the revelation of her new look, others seemed confused and even upset by the post. They criticized the singer for appearing sickly and unhealthy.

Friday, the 33-year-old took to her Instagram to not only set the record straight but also make it clear that just because she is smaller she is still far from being alarmingly skinny.

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“Last week, some people dragged me saying I look sickly,” she wrote in an Instagram Story. “I’m honestly a size 12. 180 pounds. There’s nothing skinny about me but my neck. I’m 5’8, however, so sometimes I photograph a lil leaner than I am but I ain’t skinny and that was never the goal.”

She also opened up more about her reasons for adopting a healthier lifestyle, explaining that she went vegan as a way to show solidarity to her mother, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

“My goal was to support my mother through her battle with cancer by going vegan with her and, in turn, it helped me as well. And I feel really good,” she wrote. “I have a lot of things to work on in my journey and I’m not nearly the model for health and fitness…But I’m trying. And I’ll continue to do so with my momma! Bless y’all. Love y’all. Stop talking about people. Vote in November.”

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