Lizzo Is Stunning Lady In Red On The Cover Of Vogue October Issue
Bodacious Grammy award-winning singer Lizzo is the cover star of Vogue Magazine‘s October 2020 issue. The singer looked totally smashing in a red-hot Valentino dress for the cover.
In other shots, she also samples different looks in ensembles from Gucci, Moschino Couture and LaQuan Smith.
On the inside, the Lizzo spoke with Claudia Rankine on a number of subjects including her music and career, body-positivity, a cause she’s always championed, the Black Lives Matter movement, and many more
Catch excerpts from the interview below
On body positivity
“Now, you look at the hashtag ‘body-positive,’ and you see smaller-framed girls, curvier girls. Lotta white girls. And I feel no ways about that because inclusivity is what my message is always about. I’m glad that this conversation is being included in the mainstream narrative. What I don’t like is how the people that this term was created for are not benefiting from it.
Girls with back fat, girls with bellies that hang, girls with thighs that aren’t separated, that overlap. Girls with stretch marks. You know, girls who are in the 18-plus club. They need to be benefiting from … the mainstream effect of body positivity now. But with everything that goes mainstream, it gets changed. It gets — you know, it gets made acceptable.
…I think it’s lazy for me to just say I’m body positive at this point. It’s easy. I would like to be body-normative. I want to normalize my body. And not just be like, ‘Ooh, look at this cool movement. Being fat is body positive.’ No, being fat is normal.
“I think now, I owe it to the people who started this to not just stop here,” she explained. “We have to make people uncomfortable again, so that we can continue to change. Change is always uncomfortable, right”
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On racism and the BLM movement
“We can’t stop the shooting, we can’t stop the racism, but we don’t have to take part in the hatred of us: “I love you, don’t you forget it, you beautiful Black masterpiece!” Lizzo sings. Here was Lizzo’s first message to Minneapolis and by extension the country: “I’m done with the struggle. I just wanna enjoy my life now and maybe appreciate my skin.” This enjoyment, this recognition, is for her the revolution. It’s in your face. Sometimes it’s a protest. Sometimes it’s just feeling free. But whatever the f**k it is, it’s being alive in our beautiful Black skin.”
On her love life
“When I ask Lizzo who she is dating, she tells me that her five-times-platinum single “Truth Hurts” from Cuz I Love You is “damn near a profile on a human being minus his name,” but she’s reluctant to say more; “I think it’s important to me as a human being to not disclose everything in my life.”
As much as Cuz I Love You is an album about men, though, it is an album about self-love.”
Read the full cover issue HERE.
Written by Claudia Rankine for Vogue Magazine.
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