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Lizzo Got So Real About Body Positivity and Why She's Choosing to Be Body Normative Instead

Lizzo just graced the cover of Vogue and looks like the red dancing emoji come to life. In short, she and the pics are “talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before”—you know the rest. Fabulous is the point! And as far as the contents of the actual article, she covered a lot of ground. The Grammy winner spoke about voting (seriously, please do it), Breonna Taylor and Sandra Bland (find out how to support Black Lives Matter here), and why she’s choosing to be body normative instead of body positive.

First off, she said that even though the body positive hashtag is filled with “smaller-framed girls, curvier girls” and a “lotta white girls,” she’s not concerned. “I feel no ways about that, because inclusivity is what my message is always about,” Lizzo said. “I’m glad that this conversation is being included in the mainstream narrative.”

However, she made sure to state that she doesn’t like how the women who created and popularized the term are now being left out of the conversation. She explained:

And though she was talking about the body positivity movement, Lizzo is trying to move past that label and on to true normalization of all bodies. “I think it’s lazy for me to just say I’m body positive at this point,” she said, adding, “It’s easy. I would like to be body normative. I want to normalize my body…being fat is normal.” The “Truth Hurts” singer continued, “I think now, I owe it to the people who started this to not just stop here…We have to make people uncomfortable again, so that we can continue to change. Change is always uncomfortable, right?”

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