Lizzo is tired of the constant comments about her weight. Despite achieving tremendous success with record-breaking singles and sold-out world tours, she still faces persistent negativity. This is particularly true on social media. On May 31, Lizzo expressed her frustration in a series of online posts. She is annoyed at the fact that some people continually focus on her weight. She would rather people acknowledge her artistic accomplishments. Apparently, someone wrote a tweet questioning how the pop star could still be overweight despite her energetic stage performances. Lizzo understandably voiced that it was annoying to encounter such comments on a daily basis.
“I JUST logged on and the app and this is the type of sh*t I see about me on a daily basis,” Lizzo wrote. “It’s really starting to make me hate the world. Then someone in the comments said I eat ‘lots of fast food’ I LITERALLY STOPPED EATING FAST FOOD YEARS AGO… I’m tired of explaining myself all the time and I just wanna get on this app w/out seeing my name in some bullsh*t. Yall speak on sh*t y’all know NOTHING ABOUT and I’m starting to get heated.”
Lizzo Goes Off On Twitter Trolls
Through subsequent tweets seen above, Lizzo further conveyed her feelings on the matter. She said that although she receives support from her fans, the overwhelming amount of vitriol she encounters on social media tarnishes her experience. She expressed a desire for a more private life away from the public eye. “Y’all don’t know how close I be to giving up on everyone and quitting and enjoying my money and my man on a F*CKING FARM…” she wrote. Lizzo’s fans offered their support and advised her not to search for her own name on social media. Lizzo clarified that she never actually searches her name. However, the algorithm still presents negative content on her timeline and ‘For You’ page.
Throughout her music, Lizzo has championed body positivity and self-love. She reiterated this message in her tweets, emphasizing that being fat is not her brand but simply a physical characteristic. She defined her brand as creating feel-good music and advocating for all people, particularly the liberation of black girls. “BEING FAT ISNT MY ‘BRAND’ BEING FAT IS WHAT MY BODY LOOKS THAT. THATS IT. THATS ALL,” she said. “My ‘brand’ is FEEL GOOD MUSIC… CHAMPIONING ALL PEOPLE…. BLACK GIRL LIBERATION.” What do you think of Lizzo’s response to the hate? Let us know in the comments!
“I’m more vulnerable on this project than I ever been because of what I went through in the last two years,” he said. “I experienced a lot and endured a lot. I went through a lot. So, this album is really personal, but I know the world is going to relate to it because of the stuff I’m saying, the subject matter. I know people going through what I went through across the globe.”
Unexpectedly, however, Moneybagg (hilariously) changed his Hard To Love release date to this Friday, June 2, to clear the way for Taylor Swift’s Midnights (Til Dawn Edition) last week.
Last Thursday, May 25, Moneybagg Yo posted a video of him singing along to Swift’s “Lover” in the car before explaining, “I just got the news my little baby, Taylor, dropping tonight. I ain’t gonna lie. Y’all know how I feel about Taylor, man, so I think I’m gonna push Hard To Love back just a few days. Y’all be patient with me. Let Taylor have this sh*t.”
Ima Let My Baby @taylorswift13 Drop Tonight
New Date “Hard To Love” June 2nd FRIDAY ! pic.twitter.com/03ixuewvZD
— SPEAK (@MoneyBaggYo) May 25, 2023
Below is everything (else) we know about Hard To Love: The Mixtape Heartless Edition so far.
Hard To Love is out 6/2 via CMG Records/Interscope.
1. “They Say”
2. “Keep It Low” featuring Future
3. “F My BM”
4. “Ocean Spray”
5. “Lies” featuring Fridayy
6. “Sholl Is”
8. “Free Lil A” (Interlude)
9. “Hurt Man”
10. “Shot Off Gumbo” featuring YTB FATT and Shot Off
11. “No Show”
12. “Where Ya Bih @”
13. “Goin Thro It”
14. “Rock Out” featuring Lil Durk and YTB FATT
15. “Super Wet”
16. “Motion God”
17. “Nun Like Me”
19. “On Wat U On” featuring GloRilla
20. “More Sick”
Moneybagg Yo dropped the unflinchingly raunchy “Quickie” in December 2022 and piggybacked on that momentum with the aforementioned “On Wat U On” featuring GloRilla this January.
Moneybagg Yo had not announced a supporting tour for Hard To Love as of Wednesday, May 31.
Lil Uzi Vert has faced criticism and backlash from fans for his recent bloody photo shoot with 032c Magazine. It is another instance in a longline of accusations of “Satanism” leveraged at the rapper. The magazine cover features Lil Uzi with an upside-down cross painted on his forehead and blood coming out of his nostrils. While it can certainly be said that the rapper is drawing up “Satanic” imagery and themes, the rapper is almost certainly not actually a Satanist. However, that didn’t stop fans and critics from expressing disappointment.
Fans took to the magazine’s comment section to express their disapproval. One critic straight up referring to Uzi’s behavior as “Satanic.” Another accused him of using his music to brainwash and confuse the youth. This is not the first time the Philadelphia rapper has been accused of Satanic behavior. He previously performed a song with lyrics referencing Satan during his Rolling Loud California set. Of course, this drew criticism from other rappers and fans alike. Tony Yayo, a member of G-Unit, expressed his disbelief. He stated that he personally believes in God and finds Uzi’s lyrics to be too extreme. Summer Walker also voiced her concerns about the trendiness of demon worship. She questioned whether those promoting it had actually encountered or understood the gravity of such entities.
Uzi Responds To Claims Of Satanism
After the Rolling Loud song performance criticism got too loud to ignore, Lil Uzi Vert eventually responded to the backlash. In the aforementioned song, he raps the line, “I make a City Girl believe in Satan.” While this isn’t the first time Uzi has mentioned the devil in his music, this particular lyric sparked significant pearl-clutching. Apparently, it even led to a pastor denouncing the rapper during a sermon. The pastor highlighted not only this lyric but also other instances where Lil Uzi Vert had referenced the devil in his songs throughout the years.
During a recent encounter with TMZ, Uzi addressed the backlash and clarified his intentions behind the controversial lyric. He confirmed that his upcoming album, Pink Tape, would be released in the next few months. He also said that the song performed at Rolling Loud would be included on the tracklist. When explaining the meaning behind the lyric, he clarified that the line had nothing to do with Satan. Rather, it meant that he has influence over women. Uzi also mentioned that JT, of the City Girls, didn’t think much of the lyric when he discussed it with her.
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J. Cole helped Caleb Martin sign with the Heat pic.twitter.com/pK11s4JPP5
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 20, 2023
The Heat pummeled the Boston Celtics, 103-84, in Game 7 of the Eastern Conferences Finals on Monday, May 29, with Martin scoring 26 points and snagging 10 rebounds. Ahead of Miami clashing with the Denver Nuggets in the 2023 NBA Finals, Martin joined The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz to relish his moment in the sun.
“I’ve had a lot of people reach out, show a lot of love,” Martin said. “Obviously, my mom and my family. [J.] Cole called me right after the game. Everybody knows the story about Cole pretty much now, but Cole called me, and we were talking after the game. He was just so hype — jumping up and down.”
Le Batard then asked Martin whether it’s “legitimately 100 percent so that there’s no way that you’re on the Heat if not for J. Cole.”
“Honestly, I think the chances of me being here without him making the phone call and getting in touch with Caron, it’d be pretty slim to none,” Martin confirmed. “I feel like I definitely probably wouldn’t be here. For sure.”
“The chances of me being here without him (J. Cole) making the phone call to Caron would be pretty slim to none.”
— Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz (@LeBatardShow) May 31, 2023
During a press conference on May 31, Martin also shared that Cole had “called me before I got undressed after Game 7,” and the Dreamville rapper is “definitely gonna be at some games” during the Finals (as shared by Naveen Ganglani).
— Naveen Ganglani (@naveenganglani) May 31, 2023
Martin first signed with the Charlotte Hornets as an undrafted free agent out of Nevada in 2019, but he was waived by the team in August 2021.
“Getting waived by The Hornets was definitely the biggest slap in the face…at that point I’m thinking I’m going overseas.”
– Eastern Conference Champion, Caleb Martin speaks on the ups and downs within his journey as he prepares for the NBA Finals. #HEATCulture
— Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz (@LeBatardShow) May 31, 2023
The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania broke the news in September 2021 that the 27-year-old had signed a two-way contract with the Heat, and Miami locked him up on a three-year extension last July. That contract has never looked better.
From undrafted rookie to playoff hero for the Miami Heat, Caleb Martin’s journey is inspiring
— ESPN (@espn) May 30, 2023
The 2023 NBA Finals tip off in Denver on Thursday, June 1. The entire series will air on ABC.
Watch Martin’s full Le Batard interview above.