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Lizzo Claps Back At Haters Without Clapping Back During Her VMA Acceptance Speech

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Lizzo won a VMA this weekend for the video to her hit song “About Damn Time”.

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She was thrilled to capture the Moon Person For Video For Good and took some of her time to tackle the negative press she has been receiving of late. In a move reminiscent of Nicki Minaj calling out her own “hater”, Miley Cyrus, Lizzo said:

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“To the bitches that got a lot to say about me in the press… ‘Lizzo, why don’t you clap back?’ Because I’m winning, hoe!”

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Lizzo’s comments may have come because of comedian Aries Spears, who went viral this weekend for comments mocking the singer’s weight.

Spears is under fire about some of the comments he made. In an interview with The Art Of Dialogue, he said, “I can’t get past the fact that she looks like the s–t emoji. She’s got a very pretty face, but she keeps showing her body off,” he went on. “Like, come on, man. Come on, yo.”

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Pretty disgusting.

Did he stop there? No.

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“I’m sorry. Listen, I ain’t the most in-shape n—a in the world, but I still — when you funny and you got swagger and confidence and you decent looking … I think I’m at least handsome — you get p—y. But a woman that’s built like a plate of mashed potatoes is in trouble,” this absolute prat continued.

He then, because of course he did, condemned women who support Lizzo and are inspired by her.

“You know what kills me about women is the hypocrisy and the contradiction,” he said.

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“F–k diabetes, f–k heart problems, f–k heart disease, cholesterol. Y’all claim womanhood and about sisterhood and support for your sister, you know, when it comes to that ridiculous s–t. But if you really gave a f–k, why wouldn’t you go, ‘Black girl, we love your confidence, boo boo, but this ain’t it. This ain’t it.’”

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Spears commented even further, “That’s the real love! Y’all jump on me for making jokes, but y’all won’t be f–king real and go, ‘Sister, put the eclair down. This ain’t it. It’s treadmill time.’”

Written by Kate Hackett

Actor. Writer. Producer. Human bean. See more at www.katehackett.com