Lizzo responds to Kanye West’s fat shaming: ‘I’m minding my fat black beautiful business’

UNSPECIFIED LOCATION - APRIL 18: In this screengrab, Lizzo performs during "One World: Together At Home" presented by Global Citizen on April, 18, 2020. The global broadcast and digital special was held to support frontline healthcare workers and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, powered by the UN Foundation. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Global Citizen )

Lizzo is not taking the mean comments directed at her sitting down, but she also is not up for a confrontation.

The 34-year-old singer was performing at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada on Oct. 7 when she talked about minding her own business.

She said:

“I feel like everybody in America got my motherf**king name in their motherf**king mouth for no motherf**king reason.”

No names were mentioned, but it was clear to whom she was referring.

Kanye West recently spoke with Tucker Carlson of Fox News about the “About Damn Time” singer’s weight, referring to her as his “good friend.”

He stated:

“Because the media wants to put out a perception that being overweight is the new goal. When it’s actually unhealthy.”

He added:

“And for people to promote that, it’s demonic.”

When asked why he thought the media promoted unhealthy behavior, West stated:

“it’s a genocide of the Black race. They want to kill us in any way they can.”

Fans reacted differently to his statements. Some were offended by his statement, while others pointed out that it was directed at the media rather than Lizzo.

They tweeted:

“Lizzo be minding her own business and her name gets brought up everywhere… so many “healthy” people got special meals from fast food places but y’all stay on Lizzos back about being unhealthy? I can guarantee she eats healthier foods than him, [sic]”

Lizzo, born Melissa Viviane Jefferson, is no stranger to weight-related comments, and she is a supporter of plus-size women. She dismissed West’s remarks, saying:

“I’m minding my fat Black beautiful business.”

In addition to her response, Lizzo joked that she wanted to become a Canadian citizen, much to the delight of her Canadian fans.

She asked:

“Who can I marry for that dual citizenship?”

The 45-year-old rapper has recently been embroiled in several controversies, including his infamous “White Lives Matter” shirt, his feuds with Adidas and Gap, and his issues with his ex-wife Kim Kardashian.

During an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show, he stated that he is “hurt” when people call him “crazy.”

He stated:

“They keep on using the ‘Oh he’s crazy, he’s crazy’ thing. And it hurts my feelings when people say that.”

In 2016, the rapper revealed that he had been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and described the difficulties he faces due to it.

He told David Letterman in 2019:

“When you’re in this state, you’re hyper-paranoid about everything […] You have this moment [where] you feel everyone wants to kill you. You pretty much don’t trust anyone.”

According to Kardashian:

“medication is not really an option, because it just changes who he is.”