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Jillian Michaels (right) stopped just short of apologizing for fat-shaming morbidly obese pop singer Lizzo.

Twitter dragged the celebrity fitness trainer after she asked: "Why are we celebrating [Lizzo's] body?"

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"Why does it matter That's what I'm saying. Like why aren't we celebrating her music? 'Cause it isn't gonna be awesome if she gets diabetes," she said during an appearance on BuzzFeed's AM to DM series last week.

She continued: "I'm just being honest. I love her music, my kid loves her music, but there's never a moment when I'm like, 'I'm so glad she's overweight.' Why do I even care? Why is it my job to care about her weight?"

On Wednesday, the celebrity fitness guru clarified her comments to Daily Pop, saying there are "two separate narratives" happening.

"One, love yourself no matter what 100 percent, always advocated that," she said. "...everybody should be included, valued, they're worthy, they're beautiful. And, only from this place, can you be healthier, physically, emotionally in your relationships, with your work."

She added: "We cannot deny the inevitable fact that being overweight leads to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and these things kill people."

Michaels said she understood the matter from both sides because she was once an overweight teenager.

She posted an Instagram photo of her younger self, captioning the image: "Here's me at 5'0 tall and 175 lbs. If I can do it - anyone can. Share your story..."
 

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Jillian Michaels refuses to back down after making negative comments about morbidly obese pop singer Lizzo, 31. Twitter dragged the celebrity fitness trainer after she asked: "Why are we celebrating her body?"

She made the comments during an appearance on BuzzFeed's AM to DM series. When the conversation turned to Lizzo's weight, Michaels said, "Why does it matter That's what I'm saying. Like why aren't we celebrating her music? 'Cause it isn't gonna be awesome if she gets diabetes."

The fitness guru continued: "I'm just being honest. I love her music, my kid loves her music, but there's never a moment when I'm like, 'I'm so glad she's overweight.' Why do I even care? Why is it my job to care about her weight?"

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Michaels, pictured with her adopted daughter, is the 2nd public figure to criticize the "Truth Hurts" singer for glamorizing obesity.

Dr. Boyce Watkins caught heat for saying Lizzo is popular due to "America's obesity epidemic."

The response to Michaels' comments was immediate. Fans and celebrities slammed the openly lesbian trainer.

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According to a record label source, Lizzo's people pleaded with Twitter.com to remove memes and tweets asking President Trump to drop the obese pop star on Iran amid threats of retaliation for the killing of an Iranian general.

Lizzo's camp reported the posts to Twitter, saying they "fat-shamed" the pop superstar on the social media platform.

Some of the posts contained memes featuring a photo that showed Lizzo posing in the nude. The photos were superimposed on images of B2 bombers and fighter jets. One illustration depicted Lizzo as a whale.

There was also a video of the aftermath of a nuclear bomb explosion. The video was captioned: "When Trump drops Lizzo's fat ass in Iran."

Thousands of Twitter users retweeted the memes on Lizzo's timeline so she would see them.

Lizzo abruptly quit Twitter.com after complaining about the negativity of "trolls" on the platform.

"Yeah I can't do this Twitter s**t no more.. too many trolls," she tweeted on Sunday. "I'll be back when I feel like it."

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Many speculated that she was forced off social media by bullies who constantly reminded her of her spat with Dr. Boyce Watkins.

The 31-year-old Detroit native was the target of Watkins, who said she is popular because there is an obesity epidemic in America.

But my source said the real reason Lizzo left Twitter was the plethora of humiliating posts about Iran.

The source described Lizzo as "depressed" and "humiliated" over the online harassment. He said Twitter staff told her the messages didn't violate Twitter's policies on abusive content.

You be the judge. Are the following posts abusive or considered bullying?

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Lizzo quit Twitter.com after complaining about the negativity of "trolls" on the social media platform. Now she explains why.

"Yeah I can't do this Twitter s**t no more.. too many troll," she tweeted on Sunday. "I'll be back when I feel like it."

Speculation ran rampant as her fans debated the real reason behind her decision to leave social media.

Many speculated that she was forced off social media by bullies who constantly reminded her what Dr. Boyce Watkins said.

The 31-year-old Detroit native was the target of Watkins, who said she is popular because there is an obesity epidemic in America.

He criticized the "Truth Hurts" singer for glamorizing morbid obesity, which is among the top 5 causes of death for women over 300 pounds.

The singer, who is born under the Scorpio star sign, explained her decision to leave social media during a benefit concert at the Sydney Opera House in Australia.

"I just want you to know that I, you know, I just took a DNA test and it turns out I quit Twitter. I quit Twitter. I'm off it. All social media is not created equal," she said.

"I would love to be on Twitter 'cause I could connect with you people who positively support me not to mention spreading my own positive messages," she said as the crowd cheered. She added: "But now I've gotten to a point where I'm not just dealing with Internet bullies, I'm dealing with seeing a lot of negativity on the Internet dealing with everyone."

She said she has thick skin, but she worries about her fans who can’t handled the bullying.

"...when I see how, not just insensitive, but hateful and hurtful we are towards each other - when I just log on every day and see something devastating and something tragic every single day. Even from my well of positivity. I feel it and it doesn't feel good."

Lizzo is performing across Australia to raise money to combat the bushfires that have scorched at least 11 million acres since arsonists set the fires in September. 24 suspects have been arrested.

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Lizzo quit Twitter after her online beef with Dr. Boyce Watkins, who claimed her popularity was due to the "obesity epidemic in America."

The "Good As Hell" singer announced she was quitting Twitter just one week into the New Year.

"Yeah I can't do this Twitter s--t no more," she tweeted before adding, "too many trolls. "I'll be back when I feel like it."

Lizzo's followers assumed she quit due to her run-in with Watkins, an author and financial expert.

On Dec. 20, Watkins wrote:

"#Lizzo popular is because there is an obesity epidemic in America. Rather than encouraging people to do better, we are simply lying to them and telling them that they are just fine the way they are. Unfortunately, Many of these people are dying from diabetes and heart disease."

The "Juice" singer clapped back, saying her immense "talent" was behind her widespread popularity.

"I'm popular because I write good songs and I'm talented and perform high energy hour and a half shows filled with love," Lizzo fired back. "The only person who needs to do better is you. Keep my name out ya mouth & look in the mirror before you come for me."

She added: "Here's the attention you ordered."

According to industry insiders, Lizzo tips the scale at 280-300 pounds and she has obesity-related health problems that caused her to cancel recent concert dates.

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Dr. Boyce Watkins defended his comments, saying hip-hop artist Lizzo is popular due to the epidemic of obesity in America.

"#Lizzo popular is because there is an obesity epidemic in America. Rather than encouraging people to do better, we are simply lying to them and telling them that they are just fine the way they are... Unfortunately, Many of these people are dying from diabetes and heart disease."

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The "Juice" singer clapped back, insisting her immense "talent" was behind her widespread popularity.

"I'm popular because I write good songs and I'm talented and perform high energy hour and a half shows filled with love. The only person who needs to do better is you. Keep my name out ya mouth & look in the mirror before you come for me."

She added: "Here's the attention you ordered."

Dr. Watkins responded by tweeting, "This lady is an embarrassment to the entire Black community... one butter biscuit away from a heart attack. A clown."

Some bloggers, including your auntie who are unfamiliar with Watkins, labeled Watkins a "troll" because of his apparent disrespect toward Lizzo.

Watkins defended his comments in a Youtube live video on Thursday, Dec. 26 (see below).

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"Lizzo is a pretty big Black woman. I would say she is obese - morbidly obese - and she brags about it. So it's not an insult to say that she is obese," Watkins said during an interview with Dr. Claude Anderson on his YouTube Channel on Thursday.

Watkins, 48, said a majority of the people who responded to his survey said Lizzo "hurts the Black community."

He said Lizzo changed her act over time "to get more attention" from white people "and the attention started when she started fulfilling the mammy role."

Dr. Anderson, who doesn't know who Lizzo is, added that some Black people behave in a disrespectful manner in public because Blacks don't have a "code of conduct" that will stop them from letting people disparage an entire race.

Dr. Anderson compared Black people to Jewish people, who built a holocaust museum right next to the U.S. Mint in Washington, D.C. "where the money is."

Dr. Watkins also admonished former President Barack Obama in August 2019 for tweeting his Summer 2019 playlist which included Lizzo's music.

Dr. Watkins tweeted:

"Perhaps rather than using your massive platform to tweet your playlist, you can also tweet about the fact that 45% of the black males in your hometown of Chicago do not have jobs."

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But critics say Dr. Watkins should have used his vast knowledge to educate the singer without insulting her.

Dr. Watkins is a well-respected financial scholar, political analyst, social commentator and author of many financial books.

Watkins has written books about investing, economic empowerment, and social justice. He is a frequent guest on The Wendy Williams Experience radio program, and is a frequent contributor to theGrio.com.

Watch Dr. Watkins' interview with Dr. Claude Anderson below.
 

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Lizzo checked a scholar and author who disrespected her by claiming she is only popular because there is an obesity epidemic in America.

The 31-year-old singer/rapper, real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson, is one of 2019's biggest stars. She topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her 2017 release Truth Hurts and she bagged an impressive eight Grammy nominations - more than any other artist.

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Lizzo was honored as Time's Entertainer of the Year, and she was the guest performer on Saturday Night Live when Eddie Murphy made his triumphant return to SNL on Dec. 21.

However, on Friday, Dec. 20, one Twitter user, social commentator Dr. Boyce Watkins, attempted to shame the entertainer, claiming her weight and America's obesity epidemic were behind her extraordinary success.

"#Lizzo popular is because there is an obesity epidemic in America. Rather than encouraging people to do better, we are simply lying to them and telling them that they are just fine the way they are," Watkins wrote. "Unfortunately, Many of these people are dying from diabetes and heart disease."

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Refusing to let the negativity slide, the "Juice" singer clapped back, insisting her immense "talent" was behind her widespread popularity.

"I'm popular because I write good songs and I'm talented and perform high energy hour and a half shows filled with love," Lizzo fired back. "The only person who needs to do better is you. Keep my name out ya mouth & look in the mirror before you come for me."

She added: "Here's the attention you ordered."

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Lizzo was forced to cancel another concert while she's laid up at home with an upper respiratory illness which she says is the flu.

The 31-year-old pop star took to social media on Monday, asking her followers to pray for her and updating them on her condition in a series of posts.

Lizzo was scheduled to perform in Boston at the KISS 108 Jingle Ball on Sunday, and then in Hartford, Connecticut at the Hot 93.7 Jingle Jam on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Rappers Megan Thee Stallion and Saweetie were also on the bill at the Hartford concert. But the station canceled the entire show after Lizzo backed out.

The "Juice" singer took to Instagram to apologize for disappointing her fans.

"To my Hartford fans and Hot 93.7, I am so sorry I have to cancel my performance tomorrow due to the flu," she wrote. I hate letting my fans down more than anything. I hope that you all can forgive me while I recover and I promise we are doing everything we can to make it up to you," Lizzo said in a statement.

She then took to Twitter.com, asking her followers to pray for her. "Trying to get better for y'all," she captioned a video.

"Y'all I've never been this sick please pray for me."

She also posted Instagram photos that showed someone taking throat and nasal cultures to test for infection.

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Another photo shows a humidifier pumping mist into the air to help ease her breathing and treat congestion.

She also told her fans she had to take "2 doses of codeine" cough syrup which doctors normally prescribe to suppress a dry cough and treat a sore throat.

Codeine is a strong opioid narcotic that is often abused. It is the main ingredient in lean, a concoction mixed with Jolly Rancher candy and a soda beverage.

Later that night Lizzo let her fans know her fever was down. "Finally out the 100s! 99.9 temp ain't bad!"

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Lizzo, who was named TIME's Entertainer of the Year, told the magazine she was not feeling well. "I was getting sick a lot. I was like, 'What the f--- is going on? I need to fall back in love with my body.'"

She told the outlet her depression was taking a toll on her physical health and well-being.

"I didn't feel sexy, and I didn't know when it was going to end," the morbidly obese singer said. "There were times when I would go on-stage and be like, 'Y'all, I'm not going to lie. I'm not feeling myself,' Sometimes I'd break down and cry.

"Sometimes the audience would just cheer to make me feel better," she said.

Fans hope the "Truth Hurts" singer will recover in time for her New Year's Eve concert at The Chelsea in Las Vegas.

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Lizzo was forced to cancel a Sunday night performance after falling ill with what she says is the flu. The 31-year-old hip-hop star was forced to cancel a gig in Boston, Massachusetts after falling ill.

The "Truth Hurts" hitmaker took to Twitter hours before showtime on Sunday to reveal she was sick with the flu - and she was pulling out of her planned performance at KISS 108's Jingle Ball event.

"I am so sorry I have to cancel tonight's show due to the flu," she tweeted after going to the emergency room to get an infusion of IV fluids.

"I hate letting my fans down more than anything. I hope that you all can forgive me while I recover and I promise we are doing everything we can to make it up to you."

A representative for the event reposted the tweet and replied, "We (love) you @lizzo! Feel better! #Kiss108JingleBall".

Lizzo's friends and fans warned the morbidly obese star to lose weight because she risks serious illness or sudden death.

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The singer last performed at the Z100 Jingle Ball concert in New York City on Friday, Dec. 13. She was seen entering the venue decked out in a Beetlejuice-inspired checkered body sleeve and black ankle booties.

Lizzo courted controversy last weekend when she wore a revealing thong dress to a Lakers game and began twerking in full view of children and little old ladies.

Amid the backlash, she half apologized while telling her fans to kiss her ass and "be blessed."

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Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe at the 2019 Miss Universe pageant, held last weekend at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. Ms. Tunzi, 26, greeted the media outside AOL Build Studios in New York City on Thursday.
 

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Power couple Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez were seen leaving a graduation party at the University of Miami before heading to a celebratory lunch at the Villagio restaurant in Coral Gables on Thursday.
 

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Lizzo was spotted leaving CBS studios on Thursday morning. She looked comfortable wearing a white Gucci hoodie with a leather trench coat and platform shoes. The 31-year-old Taurus is still celebrating being named Time magazine's Entertainer of the Year.
 

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Lupita Nyong'o Departed 'The View' in New York City on Thursday. Lupita stood out in bright neon colors for a promotional outing.
 

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EJ Johnson arrived for some holiday shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. The fashionista wore a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans with heeled boots and an animal print top.
 

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German-American model Jasmine Sanders, left, enjoys the single life on South Beach with a friend. Jasmine, also known as Golden Barbie, dumped actor Terrence J. after she caught him cheating.
 

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Stylish rapper Ja Rule stepped out to run errands in NYC. He dressed casually in a grey outfit and grey Versace sneakers. After shopping, Ja Rule got in his luxury BMW I8.

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Lizzo is headed home to Houston to dance for the Rockets NBA team following the backlash she received for dancing inappropriately in a thong at a recent Lakers game.

The 31-year-old singer shocked NBA fans when she wore a black t-shirt with the back cut out exposing her abundant cheeks.

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Lakers fans complained loudly to the Lakers front office, asking the team to ban Lizzo from the arena.

Wendy Williams was among the critics rebuking the "Good As Hell" singer. Wendy said Lizzo's disgraceful display was "just wrong."

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"There's a time and a place for a cut-out and thong showing... maybe a Lizzo show, or the strip club, or a nightclub," Wendy said during a recent episode of her talk show.

Despite the uproar, the Houston Rockets extended an invitation to Lizzo dance with their cheerleaders, the Clutch City Dancers.

On Dec. 11, the team tweeted: "@Lizzo, we like your moves! You have an open invite to come home to Houston and dance with @OfficialCCD on the court any time!"

Lizzo was born in Michigan and raised in Texas happily accepted the invitation, tweeting: "I'll be there with bells on my booty."

In a recent video chat. Lizzo responded to the backlash, telling her fans and critics to kiss her azz and "be blessed."

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"Your criticism has no affect on me," she said.

"Negative criticism has no stake in my life; no control over my life, over my emotions. I'm the happiest I’ve ever been. I'm surrounded by love and I just wanna spread that love and also spread these cheeks. And you know if you really really don't like my azz, you can kiss it."

She added:

"I'm not gonna censor myself... I'm not gonna shrink myself because somebody thinks that I'm not sexy to them. (Laughs) Bitch, you really think 'cause somebody on Twitter thinks that I'm not cute, I'm gonna stop existing?"

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Lizzo responded to the backlash she received for her disgraceful behavior at the Lakers vs Timberwolves game on Sunday.

Lakers fans were furious when the 31-year-old singer exposed her rotund butt cheeks and twerked in full view of children and old ladies in the arena and in the television audience.

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Lizzo wore a long black t-shirt dress with cut outs to expose her bare butt cheeks clad in a black string thong.

Many Lakers fans called the Staples Center to complain and demand they ban Lizzo from future games.

The emotionally labile singer shared her feelings about the stunt in an Instagram Live chat with fans.

Showing a wide range of emotions from anger to profound sadness, the unstable singer told her fans to kiss her azz cheeks before adding that everyone is important and "be blessed."

"Your criticism has no effect on me," she said. "Negative criticism has no stake in my life; no control over my life, over my emotions. I'm the happiest I’ve ever been. I'm surrounded by love and I just wanna spread that love and also spread these cheeks. And you know if you really really don't like my azz, you can kiss it."

She added:

"I'm not gonna censor myself... I'm not gonna shrink myself because somebody thinks that I'm not sexy to them. (Laughs) Bitch, you really think 'cause somebody on Twitter thinks that I'm not cute, I'm gonna stop existing?"

She continued:

"I'm blessed and I want you to know that you're blessed. I want you to know that you woke up this morning and that's a blessing. I want you to know that the sun is shining somewhere. That's a blessing, and even if it's raining, it's cleansing you. It's a blessing."

At one point Lizzo teared up as she recalled being homeless and sleeping in her car.

"It felt surreal. I was, like, is this my life? I didn't want to be here anymore... I can't do this anymore. I'm not gonna make it... I think about those times now and I'm like, God is so real y'all."

The morbidly obese star thanked her fans for their support before adding.

"So I'ma keep doing whatever the f*ck I wanna do and I hope that that inspires you to do whatever the f*ck you wanna do... These are happy tears. Remember: I'm crying 'cause I love you. Don't you forget it."

 

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Lizzo sparked a frenzy on social media when she twerked at courtside during Sunday's Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves game.

When the cheerleaders performed a dance routine to her hit song "Juice" during a timeout, the 31-year-old singer stood up, turned her back to the floor and twerked at Staples Center on Dec. 08 in Los Angeles.

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Lizzo wore a long black t-shirt dress with cut outs to expose her bare butt cheeks clad in a black string thong.

Social media users lost their minds as the video went viral online. But some criticized Lizzo for her sexually suggestive attire.

Ironically, Atlanta's Jezebel magazine was the staunchest critic, calling Lizzo's thong "gross" and "unhygienic."

This is the same Jezebel magazine that defended 12-year-old Zion Wade for wearing a crop top, leggings and acrylic nails.

Jezebel, a liberal magazine, writes:

"Here's the truth: the dress is a cool, good, fun look. She should be able to trot around with her butt out at a family-friendly event; Americans could stand to be less prudish. However, I cannot stop thinking about her exposed ass and... other sensitive areas... sitting on a stadium seat. That shit is so gross! Maybe she placed a jacket underneath her booty? I can only hope someone reminded her to protect her vagine?" [sic]

 

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Lizzo rocked the house in a white bodysuit and red Santa Claus-inspired robe during her performance at the KISS-FM Jingle Ball concert at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on Tuesday.

Lizzo opened her 25-minute set with her hits "Good As Hell" and "Water Me". She was one of six acts taking the stage at the annual Christmas music festival. Other performers on the bill included Sam Smith, Camila Cabello, Charlie Puth, Lauv, and the boy band Why Don't We.

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She finished the set by performing crowd favorites "Cuz I Love You", "Juice", and "Truth Hurts".

"There's a lot of love in the building tonight," she told the frenzied crowd.

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Lizzo surprised her fans over the weekend when she stripped naked for a photo shoot on Instagram as a body positive message to her haters.

In the images, Lizzo uses her long hair weave to preserve her modesty as she strikes a series of confident poses on a red sofa.

Lizzo, 31, is no stranger to going naked - she also posed in her birthday suit for the cover of her 2019 album Cuz I Love You.

And she recently curled up in a bathtub full of rainbow Skittles. She captioned the kinky shot:

"TASTE THE RAINBOW BITCH— if you ever wondered what my coochie taste like.... Puttin the Queen in Halloween".


 

 

Lizzo surprised her fans with a new set of nudies on social media. The stout singer/rapper stripped naked and showed off her bare butt on Instagram as a body positive message to her haters.

In the images, Lizzo uses her long hair weave to preserve her modesty as she strikes a series of confident poses on a red sectional sofa.

Paraphrasing a line from the movie Titanic, she wrote beside the shots, "Paint me like ya French b**ch".

She also posted a brief video clip of herself seductively crawling toward the camera, which she captioned, "Omw [on my way]...."

Lizzo, 31, is no stranger to going naked - she also posed in her birthday suit for the cover of her 2019 album Cuz I Love You.

And she recently curled up in a bathtub full of rainbow Skittles. She captioned the kinky shot:

"TASTE THE RAINBOW BITCH— if you ever wondered what my coochie taste like.... Puttin the Queen in Halloween".


 

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Last year's telecast of ABC's American Music Awards hit a record all-time low in the Nielsen television ratings. If the ratings improve for tonight's AMAs telecast, ABC can thank Lizzo and her tiny Valentino purse. The purse is barely big enough to hold one Trojan condom and maybe a throat lozenge.

The morbidly obese "Truth Hurts" singer turned heads when she meandered down the red carpet wearing an orange, one-shouldered mini dress and a lacefront wig with side swept bangs. According to People magazine, she accessorized her frock with strappy white Stuart Weitzman sandals and the world's most expensive condom holder - a tiny silver Valentino purse.

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"There's only three in the world," Lizzo said, as photographers zoomed in on the mini bag. When asked what she managed to pack inside the mini clutch, Lizzo responded, "I got tampons in here, a flask of tequila, condoms..."

Photos of the tiny fashion accessory went viral across all social media platforms. Social media users couldn't get enough of Lizzo's personal style.

The American Music Awards got underway at 8 p.m. Sunday. Lizzo, 31, is up for 3 awards, including best new artist, soul/R&B song of the year and soul/R&B female artist of the year. Last week, she scored 8 Grammy nominations, including record of the year and song of the year for "Truth Hurts," album of the year for Cuz I Love You and best new artist.

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Nipsey Hussle is deceased and Michelle Obama is not a performing artist. But they both earned Grammy award nominations on Wednesday.

The slain rapper is up for 3 Grammy nominations, eight months after his tragic death in Los Angeles. The Grammy nominations were announced on CBS This Morning on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Hussle earned three Grammy nods in the Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Performance categories for his appearance on DJ Khaled's "Higher" with John Legend.

Former first lady Michelle Obama is nominated for Best Spoken Word Album for her best-selling memoir "Becoming."

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Alicia Keys, who is the proud mom of a LGBT+ child, will return to host the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020. She is pictured with Mrs. Obama at the 61st annual Grammys last year.

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Pop singer Lizzo leads all Grammy nominations with 8. The morbidly obese "Truth Hurts" singer expressed her excitement, tweeting in all caps, "This has been an incredible year for music and I'm just so thankful to even be part of it. We are all winners."

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One-hit rapper Lil Nas X earned 3 Grammy nominations, including record of the year, album of the year and best new artist for his "Old Town Road" remix, featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. "No f-cking way," Nas X tweeted on Wednesday.

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Chris Brown, 30, and Lizzo, 31, were among the top winners at the 2019 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

Neither star attended the awards ceremony at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas due to previously scheduled commitments, according to WENN.com. But Chris took to Instagram to celebrate after winning Song of the Year, Best Collaboration Performance and Best Dance Performance for his track "No Guidance" featuring rapper Drake.

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Sharing a picture announcing his triple victory, Chris wrote:

"THANK YOU GOD !!! THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING ME. I LOVE YOU. It means the world to me #TEAMBREEZYTAKEOVER."

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Lizzo has yet to respond to her double win - for Video of the Year for "Juice" and Album/Mixtape of the Year for "Cuz I Love You". The "Truth Hurts" star has been keeping herself busy in Europe in recent days.

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After performing on The X Factor: Celebrity in the U.K. on Saturday, she will perform in concerts in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Frederiksberg, Denmark, this week, before heading back across the pond to America.

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Other winners at the Soul Train Awards included singer H.E.R., who took home the award for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, presented to her by bisexual singer Tank. Kahlid won the Best R&B/Male Artist trophy, and Beyonce Knowles-Carter, 39, was honored with the prestigious Ashford and Simpson Songwriter's Award for her single "Brown Skin Girl".

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Beyonce was busy in Florida playing hostess at her husband, Jay-Z's annual Shawn Carter Foundation gala. She is pictured at the gala on Saturday.
 

The full list of winners from the 2019 Soul Train Awards is courtesy of WENN.com:

Best New Artist: Summer Walker

Rhythm & Bars Award: Cardi B - Money

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist: H.E.R.

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist: Khalid

Album/Mixtape of the Year: Lizzo - Cuz I Love You

Song of the Year: Chris Brown feat. Drake - No Guidance

Video of the Year: Lizzo - Juice

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award: Brown Skin Girl - written by Beyonce Knowles, Carlos St. John, Adio Marchant, Shawn Carter, Stacy Barthe, Anathi Mnyango, Michael Uzowuru, Ayodeji Balogun, Richard Isong

Soul Train Certified Award: Trevor Jackson

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award: Kirk Franklin

Best Dance Performance: Chris Brown feat. Drake - No Guidance

Best Collaboration Performance: Chris Brown feat. Drake - No Guidance

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The Postmates driver who was roasted by Lizzo for allegedly stealing her fast food has filed a lawsuit against the obese singer.

According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Tiffany Wells claims Lizzo ruined her life when she put her on blast back in September.

Wells says her life was threatened by Lizzo's fans and she lives in constant fear. She said she is subject to ridicule and humiliation, along with stress and anxiety.

The "Truth Hurts" singer called out Wells for allegedly stealing her delivery, tweeting: "Hey @Postmates this girl Tiffany W. stole my food. she lucky I don't fight no more."

Postmates responded quickly, apologizing to the 31-year-old star, and saying Wells waited outside Lizzo's Boston hotel for the required five minutes, but she was unable to reach the "Juice" singer, so she left.

Some Twitter users sided with Lizzo, but others criticized her for "snitching" on a minimum wage food service worker.

"Jesus. This poor girl is going to get fired and then hunted down. Come on, Lizzo," tweeted one user.

Another user tweeted: "So you've publicly shamed someone who works in the service industry… you’ve nearly a million twitter followers… and you've now DMd their employer who will likely sack the individual you shamed publicly after accusing her of theft when you don’t actually know what happened."

Lizzo later apologized for posting Wells's photo and contact information on Twitter.com.

"I apologize for putting that girl on blast. I understand I have a large following and that there were so many variables that could've put her in danger. Imma really be more responsible with my use of social media and check my petty and my pride at the door."

 

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American singer Lizzo graces the December 2019 cover of British Vogue magazine. But not all of her fans are excited for her first ever Vogue cover.

Lizzo was styled in a black Versace frock with a feather boa in B&W photographs shot by @Klossfilms. A cheap photo filter effect makes Lizzo appear 3 sizes smaller - which doesn't suit her fans who complained about the unnecessary filter effect.

One fan tweeted: "I love Lizzo so much and am so happy she's on the Vogue UK cover BUT why did they put that ugly filter on her portrait ???"

Another user tweeted: "This cheap glitch / acid blur effect is homophobic".

Lizzo told British Vogue that she felt worthless growing up because thick women like her weren't represented in fashion magazines.

"When you don't see yourself, you start to think something's wrong with you. Then you want to look like those things and when you realize it's a physical impossibility, you start to think, 'What the fuck is wrong with me?' I think that took a greater toll on me, psychologically, growing up than what anyone could have said to me."

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Lizzo is not playing with people who seek to profit from her success as a singer/songwriter. The 31-year-old Detroit native filed legal action against two songwriters who claimed she stole the lyrics to her No. 1 hit "Truth Hurts".

Songwriting team Justin and Jeremiah Raisen accused the "Juice" singer of stealing the line "I just took a DNA test and found out I'm 100% that bitch". They later confessed they stole the lyric from Black British rapper, Mina Lioness, for a song called "Healthy".

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Lizzo took offense to the claims that she stole the lyrics from them. "There was no one in the room when I wrote 'Truth Hurts,' except me, Ricky Reed, and my tears," she wrote on Instagram. "That song is my life, and its words are my truth."

Lizzo added that the line in question was inspired by a meme she spotted on social media that was in turn inspired by a Twitter post by singer Mina Lioness that read, "I did a DNA test and found out I'm 100% that bitch."

Lizzo said she added Mina's name to the song credits as co-songwriter so she can get paid.

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Lizzo's attorney, Cynthia Arato, confirmed to Pitchfork that she filed a lawsuit this week on the singer's behalf.

"Today we filed a lawsuit on Lizzo's behalf to establish, in a court of law, that the Raisens are not writers of ”Truth Hurts” and have no right to profit from the song's success. The Raisens did not collaborate with Lizzo or anyone else to create the song, and they did not help write any of the material that they now seek to profit from, which is why they expressly renounced any claim to the work, in writing, months ago, as the lawsuit makes abundantly clear. Although it is all too commonplace for successful artists to be subjected to these type of opportunistic claims, it is nevertheless disappointing that Lizzo had to take this step to put an end to the Raisens' false claims and their campaign of harassment."

'90s singer CeCe Peniston also accused the morbidly obese singer of plagiarizing her "Ya ya ee" ad-libs from her house music hit "Finally".

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Cece Peniston is the 3rd songwriter to accuse pop star Lizzo of plagiarizing their work. Earlier this week, songwriting team Justin and Jeremiah Raisen accused the "Truth Hurts" singer of stealing the line "I just took a DNA test and found out I'm 100% that bitch".

But they later confessed they stole the lyric from Black British rapper, Mina Lioness, for a song called "Healthy".

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Then '90s house music star CeCe Peniston (pictured) accused the morbidly obese singer of stealing her "YaYa EE" ad-lib for "Juice" from her dance track "Finally" without permission.

"For everybody who thought I was exaggerating on my claims of #copyrightinfringement please go check out the article I'm the the #3rd person who has said something," Peniston wrote on Instagram.com on Thursday.

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"... just for the record and so you understand ... anytime anybody uses a song over 7 seconds thats using a "portion" of their copyright, Lizzo not only takes over that, she’s used several times adding up to about 40 seconds, its my lyric it's written down as well , it's the signature to the opening in my song #finally and all commercials are using it from the "Adlib" section because they know it's catchy sooo #notjustanadlib it's a check !!!! @umpg @atlanticrecords".

So far, no copyright lawsuits have been filed.
 

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For everybody who thought I was exaggerating on my claims of #copyrightinfringement please go check out the article I’m the the #3rd person who has said something @lizzobeeating #cecepeniston #lizzo #music #yaayumsong #finally #mysong just for the record and so you understand ... anytime anybody uses a song over 7 seconds thats using a “portion” of their copyright , Lizzo not only takes over that , she’s used several times adding up to about 40 seconds , its my lyric it’s written down as well , it’s the signature to the opening in my song #finally and all commercials are using it from the “Adlib “ section because they know it’s catchy sooo “#notjustanadlib it’s a check !!!! @umpg @atlanticrecords

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Travis Scott's new track "Highest in the Room" debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, ending hip-hop singer Lizzo's reign at the top of the chart.

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Lizzo's best-selling single "Truth Hurts" spent six weeks at No. 1. Lizzo now drops to No. 2 on the Hot 100 chart.

"Highest" is the 28-year-old mumble rapper's second #1 hit in his short career. The track was released as a standalone single.

"Highest" was featured in Kylie Jenner's Kybrow's makeup commercial in April. Fans accused Scott and Jenner of breaking up to boost interest in Scott's single. Apparently the stunt worked.

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Scott and Jenner share 20-month-old daughter Stormi.

In a recent interview Scott said he's taking his time recording his new album.

"I'm taking my time to come up with the next album," Scott told Billboard. "I'm always down to drop music and serve some packs to the fans. It's time for the fans to eat."

Lizzo, a 31-year-old Pisces, teamed up with pop singer Justin Timberlake to record a new tune.

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In August, the 38-year-old Aquarius shared a video that showed him and Lizzo in the studio making music together.

"I think she thought I was lying, but we got in and we got a couple of ideas," Timberlake told ET.

"I'm not going to tell you too much about what we did together in the studio. If she wants to tell you she can, but it's flames. It is so good. I am so excited about it."
 

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Lizzo apologized to a Postmates driver for accusing her of stealing her dinner during a tirade on Twitter.com. But her apology may not be enough.

The 31-year-old starving artist called out the driver for stealing her food on Monday. In a since-deleted tweet, Lizzo wrote: "Hey @Postmates this girl Tiffany W. stole my food. she lucky I don't fight no more."

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The morbidly obese rapper also tweeted Tiffany's photo, causing some of her 975K Twitter followers to rebuke her for putting the driver's life in danger.

"Jesus. This poor girl is going to get fired and then hunted down. Come on, Lizzo," tweeted one user.

Another Twitter user tweeted: "So you've publicly shamed someone who works in the service industry… you’ve nearly a million twitter followers… and you've now DMd their employer who will likely sack the individual you shamed publicly after accusing her of theft when you don’t actually know what happened."

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Lizzo's followers were supportive after she went hungry, but many believe she went too far by posting the driver's name and photo on Twitter.

According to sources the driver plans to file a lawsuit against the "Juice" singer.

When contacted by MSN for comment, a Postmates spokesperson wrote: "As soon as Lizzo reached out, we looked into the matter and quickly resolved the issue. We apologize to Lizzo for any inconvenience."

A source told Page Six that the delivery person waited the allotted five minutes at the drop-off location but wasn't able to reach the "Juice" singer, so she left.

Following the backlash, the 31-year-old rapper issued an apology to her followers:

"I apologize for putting that girl on blast. I understand I have a large following and that there were so many variables that could've put her in danger. Imma really be more responsible with my use of social media and check my petty and my pride at the door."

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Lizzo wants delivery drivers to know she will fight for her grilled sandwiches, pizza and super size drink. The morbidly obese singer/rapper took to Twitter.com to roast a Postmates driver for allegedly stealing her food.

The "Truth Hurts" singer called out the driver on Monday, tweeting: "Hey @Postmates this girl Tiffany W. stole my food. she lucky I don't fight no more."

Postmates responded quickly, apologizing to the 31-year-old star. Some Twitter users sided with Lizzo, but others criticized her for "snitching" on a minimum wage food service worker.

"Jesus. This poor girl is going to get fired and then hunted down. Come on, Lizzo," tweeted one user.

Another user tweeted: "So you've publicly shamed someone who works in the service industry… you’ve nearly a million twitter followers… and you've now DMd their employer who will likely sack the individual you shamed publicly after accusing her of theft when you don’t actually know what happened."

Lizzo didn't share any details of the food theft.

An inside source told Page Six that the delivery person waited for five minutes and wasn’t able to reach the "Juice" singer, so she left.

The hungry star later apologized for her hasty rebuke of the driver on a public forum.

"I apologize for putting that girl on blast. I understand I have a large following and that there were so many variables that could've put her in danger. Imma really be more responsible with my use of social media and check my petty and my pride at the door."

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STXfilms' Hustlers is tracking for a big box office opening this weekend, after getting off to a great start with $2.5 million in ticket sales on Thursday.

According to Deadline.com, Hustlers is expected to rake in at least $20 million this weekend, with tracking indicating the film may debut with a $25 million-$30 million opening.

The stripper flick stars Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer and former stripper Cardi B as a group of criminal minded former strip club employees who rob their wealthy Wall Street clients.

Hustlers is inspired by a viral New York Magazine article about a crew of former strippers who were arrested for credit card theft fraud.

Anything over $23.1 million is a win for Lopez, 50, besting her 2005 high Monster in Law, and anything over $23.8 million is a record opening for STXFilms, according to Deadline.

Hustlers is the first major motion picture for rapper Cardi B, 26, and singer Lizzo, 31.
 

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American pop star Lizzo landed her first number 1 hit with "Truth Hurts". Lizzo, real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson, originally released the song in September 2017.

The song was featured in the Netflix film Someone Great, which premiered in April. The song was subsequently added to Lizzo's critically acclaimed 2019 LP Cuz I Love You, which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 in May.

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Lizzo performed her hit song at Jay-Z's Made In America music festival in Philadelphia on Saturday. The festival was founded by Jay-Z in 2012.

Produced by Live Nation, the festival features several stages that continuously host live music from a wide range of genres.

Beyonce and Jay-Z watched Lizzo's set from the side of the stage. Beyonce looked like she was in awe of the full figured singer.

The 31-year-old Taurus previously asked fans and music writers to stop comparing her to Beyonce.

"There will never be a next Beyoncé. And I've worked too hard to be Lizzo to just become somebody else," Lizzo explained.

Cardi B was among the stars congratulating Lizzo on her first No. 1 hit.

She tweeted: "The fact that Lizzo a couple months ago felt underestimated and now she have a #1!!!!BITCH! take that!take that ! Makes me emotional .. It's the best feeling in the world."

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Lizzo performed her hit songs "Truth Hurts", "Juice", and more on The Today's Show's Citi Summer Concert Series at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on Friday, Aug. 23. Thousands braved the drizzling rain to watch Lizzo perform. Friday's crowd was the largest of 2019 for the Today Show's summer concert series.

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Newly single Lizzo is giving up on dating Black men after coming out of a troubled relationship. The "Truth Hurts" singer/rapper says she's looking for love - just not with a Black man. Lizzo claimed she has her eye on an ideal man- any male relative of the insanely sexy actor Liam Hemsworth.

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