Lizzo opens up about money and fame not equating happiness in emotional post

Lizzo says that fame can put a magnifying glass on problems you already have

Lizzo is known for being a fearless body positivity advocate, but recently the singer posted a heartfelt video on social media opening up about how success isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.

Sunday, during her video on TikTok, she started by admitting that she wasn’t having a good day.

“Fame only puts a magnifying glass on the s*** you already have and if that s*** is f***** up you’re just going to have more magnified f***** up s*** and situations where it doesn’t even seem valid,” she explained.

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 22: Lizzo attends the 51st NAACP Image Awards, Presented by BET, at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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“Anyone that has internal issues or have any type of self problems that they need to work out, work [it] out now because money, fame or success or even getting older doesn’t really fix that s***,” she continued.

“You need to just like do it. Do the inner work because no matter where you are it’s going to haunt you like a f****** ghost. And I’m working on it too but today is just not a good day. I just want everybody to know that it’s okay to not have a good day even when it seems like you should.”

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This is not the first time that Lizzo has spoken about living in the spotlight. In October, she shared some of her frustrations with David Letterman.

“I’m sick of being an activist just because I’m fat and Black,” she told Letterman in season three of his Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. “I want to be an activist because I’m intelligent, because I care about issues, because my music is good, because I want to help the world.”

“You know there’s quite a lot written about your body. The only thing anyone has said to me about my body is ‘you feel all right,’” the veteran talk show host mused. “Is it because we don’t think you have the right body to be doing what you’re doing. Is it just an opinion?” 

“It bothered me for a long time that all people could talk about or think about was my size. I didn’t like it when people condemned me for it and it kind of rubbed me the wrong way when I was praised. Like ‘you’re so brave,’” Lizzo explained. “They thought they were complimenting me by saying I was unapologetic. I was like, “what do I have to apologize for.’”

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