Lizzo Explains How The 'Discourse Around Bodies Is Officially Tired'

9 January 2023 | 8:33 am | Mary Varvaris

"Artists are here to make art. And this body is art."

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One of Lizzo's latest TikToks was created to spread a message about the body-shaming comments she receives; the pop and R&B music icon believes that the "discourse around bodies is officially tired".

While the About Damn Time hitmaker didn't name people who made remarks about her body, she makes it clear that she sees comments on her social media.

"I see comments go from 'oh my gosh, I liked you when you were thick' to 'oh my gosh, why did you lose weight?'" she starts.

Lizzo added that some people tell her that she needs to lose weight "for her health," to which she responds: "Are we okay? Do you see the delusion? Do we realise that artists are not here to fit into your beauty standards? Artists are here to make art. And this body is art. And I’m going to do whatever I want with this body."

She continued, "I wish that comments costed y’all money, so we could see how much time we are fucking wasting on the wrong thing. Can we leave that shit back there, please?"

Last year, Lizzo tweeted, "I wanna play flute for @bjork sooooo bad", after the Icelandic singer revealed Atopos, the first single from her tenth album, Fossora.

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Lizzo's tweet isn't as random as it might seem, with the musician having studied classical flute at the University of Houston and spoken of a desire to have a career similar to Björk's previously. Speaking with Billboard in 2019, Lizzo revealed her fandom of Björk, ‘Man, I want to have a career like Björk, where I can put out albums and do exclusive shows and do a whole flute album like that bitch did", which make the two teaming up in some manner seem quite conceivable.