During her candid conversation with Vanity Fair, Lizzo flat-out denied that she makes music for a“white audience.” Instead, the 34-year-old musician creates music that exemplifies her black experience. With a mix of genres flowing their Lizzo’s tunes, you can pick up on bits of hip hop, gospel, and R&B. She also has hit anthems like Good as Hell and About Damn Time that has skyrocketed to the top of the pop charts.
Lizzo has some concerns over the chart-topping songs because they were designed for a black audience but are so popular among whites. That is what “disturbs her the most.”
“This is probably the biggest criticism I’ve received, and it is such a critical conversation when it comes to black artists,” the singer said. “When black people see a lot of white people in the audience, they think, ‘Well, this isn’t for me. This is for them.’ The thing is, when a black artist reaches a certain level of popularity, it’s going to be a predominantly white crowd.”
The intelligent singer and the business woman added, “I am not making music for white people. I am a black woman. I am making music from my black experience.”
Lizzo was born Melissa Jefferson. She claims to create music “for me to heal myself (from) the experience we call life.”
The singer from Detroit knows that she is doing something powerful for young Black people. She wants there to be more love and self-love, as she said: “We need self-love and self-love anthems more than anybody.”
She added, “So am I making music for that girl right there who looks like me, who grew up in a city where she was underappreciated and picked on and made to feel unbeautiful?’” she asked before answering, “Yes.”
Lizzo also had a few choice words for the critics who are trying to paint her as a racist.
“It blows my mind when people say I’m not making music from a black perspective—how could I not do that as a black artist?”
Meanwhile, Kanye West, 45, made remarks about Lizzo’s weight on Fox News with Tucker Carlson. West said, “When Lizzo loses 10 pounds and announces it, the bots — that’s a term for like telemarketer callers on Instagram — they attack her for losing weight because the media wants to put out a perception that being overweight is the new goal when it’s actually unhealthy.
“Let’s get aside the fact of whether it’s fashion and vogue, which it’s not. Or if someone thinks she is attractive, to each his own. It’s actually clinically unhealthy, and for people to promote that… it’s demonic.”
Carlson pushed West to explain why he felt that this is being done to people of the Black race. West had an answer in his back pocket.
“‘It’s a genocide of the black race. They want to kill us in any way they can.”
Lizzo addressed West and Tucker’s claims during a concert in Scotiabank Arena, saying: “I feel like everybody in America got my mother******* name in [their] mother******* mouth for no mother****** reason.”