She’s smoking hot in a red Valentino dress and yes, Truth Hurts singer Lizzo is every inch Vogue magazine’s latest cover star.
Photographed by music video director and producer Hype Williams, we see the singer model looks from Gucci, Moschino Couture and LaQuan Smith for the October 2020 issue.
Taking to Instagram the 32 year old stated “I am the first big black woman on the cover of @voguemagazine. The first black anything feels overdue. But our time has come. To all my black girls, if someone like you hasn’t done it yet— BE THE FIRST.”
In an interview with poet and playwright Claudia Rankine, Lizzo talks body positivity, musical journey, Black Lives Matter amongst other issues.
Lizzo while chatting with the mag poured out her heart on “body positivity” explaining in recent times it has become commercialized and on the verge of losing its meaning.
“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,” Lizzo explained.
“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.”
Pushing the narrative further: “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?”