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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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The 31-year-old Detroit native arrived in style in the back seat of a vintage droptop 1968 Pontiac Bonneville. She wore black & white pajamas with a purple duster. Later she changed into a sparkly gold bodysuit over a purple bra with matching eye shadow and lip gloss, as she performed hits from her acclaimed album Cuz I Love You.

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Lizzo shared her self-help tips to maintain a healthy emotional attitude.

"I practice self-love. I look in the mirror and say, 'I love you. You're beautiful. You can do anything.' Tell yourself that on your happy days so that you have the strength to tell yourself that on your darker days. Reaching out to people when you're depressed is really hard; I would shut myself away from friends and family. So I've been working on communicating with the people who love me."
 

 

 

 

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    LIZZO IS BAE!

  • Miss K

    I love her confidence!!!!

  • Real Eyes Realize Real Lies

    Finally, they got somebody to play an instrument. I like hah sense of humor. https://media3.giphy.com/media/4MHv5aIo6SI2A/giphy.gif

  • Sushi

    No disrespect to her as a person please remain confident in who you are as a beautiful woman..... BUT CAN HER 15 MINUTES BE UP PLEASE>>>>>>>Rapping is not her forte, She think she in the lane but she really In the way......

  • Look@m3

    Over the one piece performance bathing suit

  • LoveChild

    Her stans can get mad but she’s too damn fat. This is my opinion. It’s not healthy for women to be that damn fat. I’m sick of seeing black women represented as obese. We got to get that shit together. And it’s like it’s a joke because she so damn fat in a bathing suit.

  • teather

    Actually, I think she is perfectly suited to today's "artists". She has a greater purpose than just "being a rapper". The world needs her right now and she is answering this call. IDC if she raps, plays the flute or just tells her quirky jokes. She is representative of many of our current day issues, so I'm glad for her and for those who benefit from her rise.

  • AmericanDream

    I hope she has top notch health insurance . She's going to need it badly one of these days .

  • iWasteTime

    Rap, Sangs and plays the Flute.
    She's a triple threat !

  • LoveChild

    You got that right. We black women out there thinking that obesity is cute and it doesn’t affect our health yes it does.

    Most black women are single mothers and most obese black females have fat kids too.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Great show!!! Lizzo's songs are very inspirational.

  • Eileen

    Obesity is not cute.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Some Are "Single" By Choice!!! I rather be than in a bad marriage or relationship for real.

  • LoveChild

    Oh stop lying. With your old pressed azz.
    You know damn well these black males ain't out there are asking black women to marry them.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    They put this unhealthy beast all on tv with her ass out to encourage black women to live unhealthy and show their ass while doing it

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Too Blessed to be "pressed!!!" Sorry, I Haven't had that problem with black men. I been asked twice. But I Know Quality.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Im so over the body suit thing..i get it, your fat n confident as most of us are..but switch it up boo! I dont need to see ur gyrating thunda thighs all over my English muffin ??

  • KarmaBackAround

    ???? well damn ??

  • Ryan

    "We"? You ain't black.

  • KarmaBackAround

    And KEEPS wearing the bathing suit..i dont get it..

  • Ryan

    But you are blocked, lol

  • chris

    Hard pass

  • 100milesperhour

    The darker, louder & fatter the Black woman is, the more comfortable mainstream America is putting her on tv.

  • LoveChild

    So boring when some anonymous idiot tries to come and tell you what race you are or aren’t. Why the fuck what I say I’m black if I’m not black if I was white I wouldn’t even be here.

    IDGAF who blocks me. No stranger is paying my rent.

  • RedBullWoke

    I thoroughly enjoyed it. She is most def an entertainer! Very proud of her.

  • Li-Wright

    She is making herself a superstar. I can't stand obesity either. And everytime I see a friend with too much weight, I always tell them to lose the weight.
    She can just barely walk. Trust me in 2-3 years she'll undergo gastric bypass surgery. It will be because of HBP or diabetes.

  • Eileen

    Amen! This is what the larger population has as a reference to bw: obese showing their fat a#@ but that's okay she said her affirmationstyle every morning and she will be singing to her early grave Bless her lila heart

  • Li-Wright

    Did you notice how side-eye looks she got from the TV crew?

  • thatonechick_

    I'm in love with the way she loves herself! GO girl

  • Eileen

    You better Preach but don't date a wm lol

  • Eileen

    The majority 72% are simply single mothers by choice...smh

  • Li-Wright

    True story. Jennifer Hudson did the movie, Dreamgirls, and she was fat. She had to be fat for the role anyway. But she was told by someone high up in Hollywood that she would get better roles and would get better bookings if she LOST THE WEIGHT. and she did.

  • Eileen

    It's not a good look at all.

  • Chhzz

    Whatever positive message she has is being lost in the horrible custom. Wtf. No weight shaming but please wear body appropriate attire. A fail being on national t v dressed like that.
    Edit. I do not like it when beyonce looks like a slut tramp either in the same outfits

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Same

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ...... nope .... have never been impressed with her .... but carry on carry on https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d72e5356f4189df724b1c6b74eef9053350867828329801f57408ebbe30f5616.gif

  • LoveChild

    Yes they are single mothers by choice. They choose to breed with the scrub or the emotionally unavailable male. Black women think it’s cute it’s not cute when you’re 36 years old raising your grandkids!!

  • CutdBS

    They're (the white media) pushing her hard.

  • LoveChild

    She looks like a fat clown.

  • exlurker

    I like her!!! Breathe of fresh air!!!!!

  • LoveChild

    Yeah black woman as the fat sassy clown.

  • Trey

    fat...ugly...and ugly

  • LoveChild

    Exactly!

  • Bree

    I have never heard a song from her. I want her to win though.

  • LoveChild

    You know she’s lying. Nobody wants to be obese nobody is happy to be obese! I bet she has to inhale oxygen after running around the stage.

  • LoveChild

    One of my cousins said she’s going to get a gastric bypass in a minute.

  • Dun Dilly

    Nope

  • LoveChild

    Trust and believe this chick is going to lose the weight too they all do.

  • LoveChild

    The world doesn’t need another mammy archetype!! Black women don’t need to see an obese woman representing them we have to get over that and evolve

  • Li-Wright

    OT: Ruth Bader Ginsburg being treated for cancer. https://nypost.com/2019/08/23/ruth-bader-ginsburg-treated-for-malignant-tumor-on-pancreas/
    Sorry, but it's time for Ruth to retire. You know that McConnel and DJT are just salivating at the thought.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Where is Jennifer now tho??? Going through a custody battle with her baby daddy and NY&Co dropped her from their spokeperson line...When she was bigger she got more play from Hollywood...

  • LoveChild

    Black males are the least married males in America. Everybody knows they are not marrying black women. Everybody knows the black women are the most unmarried. So I guess you like being a baby grandmother works for you.

  • Bree

    True and unfortunate. Mainstream has never promoted Fantasia like this. I'm disappointed.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I love Lizzo but Im so glad that summer is winding down...I dont wanna see another bodysuit on anyone.... All summer these chicks been out here looking like The Big Show (WWE)....

  • LoveChild

    I am over most black women because of that. They raise their fatherless kids not to marry. They tried to get younger black women to be obese single mother’s tell them it’s normal.

    Then their fatherless sons go out to swirl and the black woman doesn’t mind having mixed grandkids from their black son.

  • KLo
  • A.P. Millz-CT

    Wait bish what?

  • LoveChild

    Bish. What the hell do you want?

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    Why are you painting black women with such a broad brush?

  • LoveChild

    You mean why do I have my independent thought? Because I’m grown??

  • Li-Wright

    Singlegal, I'm not fighting with you, but JHud doesn't get promo and publicity because she doesn't want it due to what happened to her family. I'm just telling you WHAT she was told after Dreamgirls.

    Next, she works quite steady. She just did a concert at Ravinia last month. Below is a list of all the work she has done the past year. She's one of those "quiet" performers. You don't think she's working, but she is. She's not like JLO and has a man on her arm and the cameras following her around. But JHUD makes money and she works....mainly events.

    Soundtrack (50 credits)

    2019

    Cats
    (performer: "Grizabella: The Glamour Cat", "Memory (Prelude)", "Memory") (post-production)

    2019

    Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons'
    (TV Special) (performer: "Movin' On Up")

    2019

    The Oscars
    (TV Special) (performer: "I'll Fight")

    2018

    Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.
    (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)

    - Unsolved?
    (2018)
    ... (performer: "Feeling Good")

    2018

    RBG
    (Documentary) (performer: "I'll Fight")

    The Voice
    (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2017) (performer - 1 episode, 2017)

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    This picture you are painting of black women - is that where you come from? Is this your family history? Is this what you’ve always seen? i’m curious ?

  • Jersey Girl

    ???

  • ShelbyMoore

    Looking like she finna pass out...but people want to say this shameful mess is "body positivity". Tuh!

  • interestingconcept1

    I'm going on a road trip with my sisters and picking out music ..I download five of her songs...why do all this music sound the same??? Sigh. Maybe I'm finally old...yet I love music it truly resets my mood, but I'm not feeling hip hop lately. I really into.this band The Comet is Coming. I need some recommendations..anyone?

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    I'm all for big girls loving their shape and body but honestly she really needs to dress for her body type. I'm glad she's getting her gots but come on Lizzo damn.

  • Hazel

    It was the most crowded on Friday because 1) it was damn Friday, and 2) everybody loves a spectacle.

  • Li-Wright

    Just curious - does she SWEAT in personal places?

  • teather

    Ya'll are some hateful folks, damn, when most of you are two licks of a cone away from her exact shape. ALL y'all ain't thin. AMERICA is obese, so the issue is here in this article with black women but it's with America. Ppl are depressed and so they comfort eat. EVERYONE! I'm over this convo. Be responsible for yourselves. They put Lena Dunham's a$$ all over the place doin all kinds of stuff. She's no singer but if she were they'd do the same with her. It's about Money and I believe in their comfort over the Mammy designation; they're most comfy with black women being mammy or a whore.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Lizzo's talent is so refreshing and her I don't care spirit attitude against VERY critical people in this world and on this blog. Which baffles me because women in particular should be happy to see a full figured black women doing it BIG & being her true self!

  • TriniHarlem

    ?? she's refreshing and uber talented. Happy she's getting her due. Been listening to her for a few years.

  • Keira

    Love her. Love her confidence. Girl enjoy your youth but lose that weight before you get older ok. The health problems that comes with age and weight is not nice

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Some of those Are still by Choice or making a bad choice in the beginning!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    I like Knowing marriage Is Not for everybody, just like having children Are Not. I Know I enjoy being a retired teacher And having a daughter who graduated with honors, professional and working on her last year in a masters program. No grandchildren at this time, But, if I do in the Future, we're good over here. Now, that takes some of the guessing out about my life.

  • Ni Ni

    Pretty girl, seems talented. I wish she had chosen a different route when it comes to her attire so i could root for her. I have no love for anybody in a onsesie, so she goes in my trash pile. ?

  • Ni Ni

    ???

  • dontgetblocked

    Might as well be Aunt Jemima up there.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    They say obesity, even over weight, is a sign of something deeper going on within you, like depression, past trauma, childhood issues, etc. and that the weight is a wall, security blanket, etc. She may be confident or just trying to prove something to someone that hurt her in the past or was told she wouldn't be sheit. Whatever it is, I hope she finds out what is haunting her. I really want to see her healthy just like anyone else. I remember Monique was the confident big girl once, only to find out her brother used to molest her and her parents knew. Js, it's not healthy to be that big, and I know her fans will come for me, but it's true.

  • LoveChild

    You keep coming back with tired nonsense. Why are you riding on my bra strap???? I’m not a lesbian and I’m not looking to employ you nor your daughter so I do not need your resume or cover letter??

    But I can tell you another biggums because you stepped on me defending obesity, basically.

  • LoveChild

    She’s not confident she’s lying she’s happy she’s making that money though.

    Every obese female I’ve ever known admitted they lied about their confidence they were uncomfortable and didn’t like being obese every single one.

    I have some obese female relatives. They were damaged when they were little girls but black America is not ready for this conversation.

  • LoveChild

    You said it. Noticed they don’t promote 50-year-old obese black females? Because their health is messed up.

  • LoveChild

    I’m not happy she’s just the mammy archetype. Showing black women as the face of obesity isn’t winning for us. Most marriage minded men aren’t looking at obese black women regardless of how this will piss some people off. When I say obese I’m talking her size she’s a good 300 pounds.

    Also obesity hurts your health how many 50-year-old obese black women you know that are in good health not a damn one.

  • Ghost

    I’m hoping and praying she can hold on until the next president term...I can stand the thought of those two picking another Supreme Court justice! Smh

  • Dahl

    SGCW!! Why did I just laugh like Kawhi Leonard after reading your comment ???

  • LoveChild

    Sorry some of us are lacing up our shoe laces and getting our exercise and not everybody is obese!!

    Black females are the fattest female’s in America they’re also the least married and are also the most single parents.

    White women have always been more protected so don’t try to compare a fat white woman and a fat black woman.

    And obese black female single mothers are raising another generation of obesity.

  • Not a Housewife & Neither RU

    I love how sooo many people are concerned about Lizzo's health & weight while they sit in line at Popeye's for a chicken sandwich.
    100% convinced we live in a nation of hypocrites

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I like Lizzo. I believe she is ok with her weight because she’s made it being a big girl. Many of her followers, fans support her music and moxie!

    Her obvious imperfection is her weight, but people like to see the least-likely WIN!

    In time, she will lose weight like Kelly Price has done, gained some back but never back to her largest size!

  • Facts and Receipts

    Belly Thrice has had lap band surg. Twice. So not like she out here losing thru hard work.

  • T Willis

    No. It was rainy and cold asf this morning. If folks were out, it was to see Lizzo. That girl is holding down it down and ppl love her. ?????

  • T Willis

    I have never seen an artist with Lizzos shape, confidence, AND success. I was definitely feeling some type of way seeing her bouncing all over the place in her little ass leotards lol but I can only imagine the representation that other bbw feel when they see her ?????

  • T Willis

    It’s 80%... illegitimacy by choice ??

  • T Willis

    Is it broad when the statistical data says 80% of black women are single mothers? Or that at least 80% of black kids are illegitimate?

  • T Willis

    It’s factual. Black women are purposely (by choice ?) bastard breeding our communities into poverty and crime. Like the other poster said - it’s their choice ?

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Ok, didn’t know that, it does make a difference!

  • T Willis

    The first time I saw her was on BET and I became a fan. Not of her obesity - but of her talent, confidence, and charisma. Does she need to lose weight? Oh, abso-f*cking-lutely! But I suspect Lizzo knows this, just like she knows what she needs to do to lose it. Eventually she’ll come to the same conclusion that Missy E, Gabby Sidibe, & Monique came to... obesity kills and making lifestyle changes can lower your risk of the #1 silent killer: heart disease.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Itzgoingdown2

    The root of "I don't need a man comes from Black Feminist". They call themselves feminist but Feminism is nothing but a front for lesbians. All the black feminist leaders of the 60's are lesbians Barbara Smith, Bell Hooks, Audre Lorde, Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Margaret Sloan-Hunter, ect They have the same objective as dirty old men to get young black girls in the bed.

    Alice Walker... argued that motherhood is a form of servitude. But one woman didn't buy in to Alice's beliefs - her daughter, Rebecca, 38. "I was raised to believe that women need men like a fish needs a bicycle."

    https://www.salon.com/2008/06/10/walkers_2/

  • Fire & Ice

    I dont care whose wearing it, im over theses one-ies

  • EMILY POST

    The entertainment industry has a recurring theme doesn't it

  • rockstar2142

    I don’t see her weight being an imperfection. Just enjoy the music & keep it moving!!

  • rockstar2142

    Y’all to focused on everything else just focus on the music.

  • rockstar2142

    Lord what’s your issue with black females.

  • rockstar2142

    Aint no spectacle. Girl puts on a good show.

  • rockstar2142

    She is beautiful

  • rockstar2142

    You been all up in these comments doing nothing but fat shaming. Smh....?????

  • rockstar2142

    Another fat shamer I see. Y’all folks are terrible just terrible.

  • rockstar2142

    Not all big folks are depressed or sad. We should be happy that she loves herself.

  • NeverSurprised

    ??????

  • LoveChild

    Your dumb/obtuse act is lame.
    I’m very clear that I am not into obesity. As a black woman myself that is my opinion.

  • LoveChild

    ??????????
    Except she’s not that young you know she’s black and black don’t crack I’m guessing she’s about 35. People lie about their age in show business.

  • LoveChild

    There are millions of people in America and only a very small percentage are waiting for the chicken sandwich so try again

  • LoveChild

    Nobody wants to be obese. It’s not fun joyful or comfortable.

    I see her as a typical mammy archetype. Why should I be happy some female who’s promoting obesity is encouraging other black women to stay fat?! Obesity isn’t helping black women.

  • Kayke

    The weight contributed only to her attitude. Jennifer was much nicer when she was big. She lost the weight and became a diva, that’s why folks stop giving her play.

  • LoveChild

    You’re on the troll stroll hanging on my bra strap like a flea.

    Your triggered snowflake ass is getting blocked right now.

    I have a right not to accept obesity that’s my free will. Now your azz will be trolling me from another browser and I’ll block you from there too

  • LoveChild

    ???

  • Kimberly King

    I. Am. Done lmaooo

  • Blak

    I'm tired of the fat acceptance movement...go away

  • the guest

    Obesity is deadly.

  • the guest

    @Lovechild said: Marriage minded men are not looking for obese women.

    Agreed, and I will add:

    Marriage is like, love, friendship, passion, companionship. But it is also image and representation to the world as a family and most men of quality in any race, including black men, are not seeking to embark on the journey of life and family with an obese woman.

    Obesity is not symptomatic of happiness. It is symptomatic of buried and piled on pain with food as comfort. That’s why the process of losing weight is also a mental and emotional one.

    Lizzo is young on her path of healing.

    I love Lizzo’s music and frankness. But I despise how white women love celebrating obese black women because obese black women don’t threaten them in competition for marriage.

    If Lizzo was the same exact person and a size 6, industry white women would have sabotaged her because would be a threat for marriage to any race of man.

  • TransMichelle

    Oooops....!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Wrong again!!! Bye

  • rockstar2142

    She isn’t promoting obesity Chile. She is about body positivity and loving yourself rather your a size 2 or size 14.

  • rockstar2142

    I can see that cause You doing nothing but fat shaming in the comments. Sorry but everybody isn’t a stick figure like you and not everyone wants to be. We come in all shapes and sizes and are beautiful all the same. So take your skinny pencil behind somewhere else.

  • Let them eat cake

    Doesn’t mean those people are fat. And if you’re an entertainer you need to be fit and slim

  • LotusFlowerBombOne

    You petty. She's talented...

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Why all the fat shaming? Queen Latifah, Lady of Rage, Missy Elliott, just to name a few are beautiful thick queens in music and film. I understand they are fully covered but I just love how she loves the skin she is in. You can be thin and still unhealthy just so you all know as well.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Black people LOVE to tear one another down, I swear, GEESH.

  • rockstar2142

    Preach ????

  • rockstar2142

    And your tearing folks down and being ignorant isn’t helping us black women either.

  • LoveChild

    I think the pro obesity females are from down south where the average weight for a black woman is 300 pounds BUT obese black woman aint running shit here in California but their mouth’s.

    This female that I block is still riding my bra strap talking shit about size 14 body positivity bish stop because Lizzo is a size 32.

  • LoveChild

    Me too.

  • BlackNicheRims
  • Logan Roberts

    I watched her on NBC Today's show on Friday and yes she's definitely overrated to me.

  • davine puddin

    I like her! Shes a band geek! Also there are plus hbu dancing dolls types who have in the same exact stuff.

  • Junkanoo

    I was bored constantly seeing Beyonce and Rhianna in these looks more originality is needed in entertainment. Janet Jackson has some great looks for her Vegas residence its all stuff I would never imaginge for stage performance but they work. Some folks follow the crowds others set the trends .

  • Fire & Ice

    True!!!!

  • Strappyheels

    I LOVE HER!!!????????

  • Strappyheels

    I played clarinet and flute growing up, so I am one too!!

    I ADORE HER!!

  • leapyearpisces

    ...and....belly needs to work on her puss poor attitude and dark spirit instead of worrying about her outside. I cannot stand a mean hateful person for the sake of being mean and hateful.

  • Kimocha

    Lizzo be KILLIN her live performances EVERY time!!... I actually like her live better than hearing her on her records.

  • Kimocha

    "Belly Thrice" Lmaoooo!!!!

  • Facts and Receipts

    Girl. Best comment ever. This post pissed me off all bc of ONE log in. I caint

  • Facts and Receipts

    This!

  • Facts and Receipts

    Bloop

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Juice will always be my jam! I'm not really into her other stuff

  • LoveChild

    Lizzo is deformed by obesity.
    Where is the big ass obese white female singing in a onesie???

  • LoveChild

    Obesity IS deadly. And it limits your daily activities. It’s a lazy lifestyle. And it’s expensive to be obese.

  • doriday

    That chicken sandwich has people throwing chairs.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Thanks babe. I'm just not understanding all the negativity.

  • chris

    Bruh you stay having the best links

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Literally since she's lost the weight she's lost that "IT" factor she had during Idol...Hollywood is a tricky type they want you thin but love to keep you in a box....Jennifer can have as many credits on your resume as possible but as far as the IT factor and star power her name does not bring asses to seats at movie theaters anymore...remember during Dreamgirls how her light overshadowed Bey??? She does not have that anymore hun...sorry...thanks for the Biography tho...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld
  • Toni Toni Toni

    Oh Wow, Kelly is hateful and mean? I had no idea. Fill us in da 411 Por favor? :D

  • Li-Wright

    Hmmm....what is the IT factor? Does Celine, Barbara, Pink, and some others have the IT factor? I don't know what that is anymore. Maybe Taylor Swift has the IT factor....I dunno. There are some singers (Audra Day for example) who just want to work steady and stay out of the spotlight. They don't want to be super-famous and have the papps snap them all the time. Plus, JHUD had spent 1/2 the year over in England with the Voice.
    Just because a singer is Black they don't have to be shaking their arse, wearing swimsuits on stage and have a bunch of teens singing to their tune. Some singers (Kelly price, etc.) just want to do some shows, some clubs, some Broadway, and bring the $$ home. It's called working steady.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Im not talking about working steady Im talking about "bankability" when it comes to studio seating and ticket sales...Girl just take your camel and go you just wanna go back and forth...I shouldn't have unblocked you now I remember why I did...

  • Guess Who

    Yeah...once again, I'll step aside and just read comments because ...ugh..nevermind.

  • Purple_reign1220

    For some reason, although I don’t know her personally, she rubs me the wrong way

  • TheOwley

    Vocally, not my cuppa tea.

  • leapyearpisces

    She left evidence behind for all of posterity. Just check out the first episodes if R&B divas. She''s a piece of work.

  • Branch Davidian

    She should change her name from Lizzo to Golden Grimace. It's like Precious and C3P0 f***ed and had a kid....

  • JACK’S BISTRO

    Say whaaaaaaatttt!! Kelly Price had lap band surgery twice? Wow....

  • joel adams

    She gone have a heart attack on stage.