The truth doesn't always have to necessarily hurt, as Lizzo just proved.
Last night, a fan tweeted to the singer, asking why she "still somehow [hates]" herself, despite always listening to Lizzo's self-love anthems.
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And in true fashion, Lizzo responded perfectly.
"It's because loving yourself don't happen overnight," Lizzo began. "self-hate is years of internalized programming from external influences. sometimes self-hate is chemical & effects ya mentally/emotionally.."
Not only that, but Lizzo also took a moment to keep things real, admitting that she also is still working toward complete self-love.
"Give your growth time," she continued. "it took me 10 years and I'm still not 100% there."
It’s because loving yourself don’t happen overnight.. self-hate is years of internalized programming from external influences... sometimes self-hate is chemical & effects ya mentally/emotionally.. give your growth time— it took me 10 years and I’m still not 100% there. ♥️ https://t.co/MYWIG5oU8g— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) September 16, 2019
Talk about some true words of wisdom. Check out what the original poster and Twitter-at-large thinks about Lizzo's response, below.
i’m.......... crying okay thank u, i’m gonna try my hardest to unlearn all the bad things and only focus on the good 💛— langley (@wonderIanding) September 16, 2019
Listen to Lizzo...and then listen to Lizzo🙌🏾❤️ https://t.co/gREqgMfcMZ— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) September 16, 2019
It's super hard for us black women because the whole world hates us and everything we have naturally. I didnt accept my hair or body until I turned 22. Im 25 almost 26 now and still struggle sometimes with self-image.— Miyano (@Miyano_hime) September 16, 2019
LIZZO, WRITE US A FREAKIN BOOK! YOUR WISDOM IS LEGENDARY— 👻Basic Witch 🎃 (@Kelly__Delaney) September 16, 2019
This hits home with me. Still working on it and it’s a journey.— Harper ✨ (@drunktweetn) September 16, 2019
Lizzo is the fucking best https://t.co/WRIJZdC1LT— Brett S. Vergara (@BrettSVergara) September 16, 2019
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