Fans are coming to Lizzo's defense after Diddy stopped the "Truth Hurts" singer from twerking during his Easter Sunday "world's biggest dance-a-thon." Hosted on his Instagram account, the dance-a-thon included the likes of Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Megan Thee Stallion, and Kelly Rowland, among many others. Things, however, got awkward and controversial after Lizzo showed off some of her best moves and was immediately shut down.
Dancing to Moneybagg Yo's "1 2 3," Lizzo let herself feel the music, though her twerking moves were interrupted by a "whoa, whoa, whoa" from Diddy. The 50-year-old music producer and artist reminded Lizzo that "it's Easter Sunday" and suggested that they should "play something a little more family friendly." Lizzo, flustered, apologized and moved on from the moment by asking Diddy to "play something I can bop to."
Diddy said 'aht aht!!!' not on Easter Sunday!! Lizzo 😩😩 pic.twitter.com/xsQw5v6K8D— The Shade Room (@TheShadeRoomEnt) April 12, 2020
Although the moment may have gone unnoticed or been overlooked by most, it was swept up in controversy after Diddy seemed to have no problem with model Draya Michele twerking during the dance-a-thon just a few hours later. Diddy praised her dance moves, saying that she "killed it." The moment quickly prompted upset, with many fans taking to social media. Keep scrolling to see how fans are reacting.
"You all hate that Lizzo expresses herself the way she does yet have little to no objection when that same expression is displayed by those with bodies you desire!" wrote one person. "Just admit that you think fat people have no right to be happy least of all with their bodies and sit down stupid."
I keep circling back to that shit with Lizzo and it keeps making me more annoyed.
I didn’t like that stunt diddy pulled at all. He didn’t do that shit to nobody else.— #SkinCareBully | Sallie Mae of Skin Care (@CruzanChoklate) April 13, 2020
"Lizzo started twerking on Diddy's IG live & Diddy talking bout stop its Easter Sunday but Draya twerks on that same live & there are no issues. Y'all can't even hide yall disdain for fat women & I hate it," one person slammed the incident. "Everyone saying that is was because of the music. That may be true but since when has Back That Azz up been family friendly? Secondly when Lizzo said so give me something I could bop to, he shoulda make it clear that the twerking was fine."
"Diddy explained why he stopped her. Again. Possibly true. But he should have handled it better. He doesn't explain much so the fact that he got back on to clarify does stand for something," that same person continued, referencing Diddy's apology. "Also Diddy clarified his stance. Yet there are dozens of men in my mentions saying horrible things about fat women & being clear that they woulda stopped her simply for being fat. So my point is still, y'all are fatphobic & trash."prevnext
"Lizzo vs. Draya sooo Lizzo was stopped in mid twerk by diddy due to it being 'Sunday' and not family friendly yet Draya can finish a whole twerk session due to it being 'Sunday and family Friendly?' and 'the best performance all day?'" asked another person. "what y'all think?"
Lol not shocking. It’s because fat black bodies are considered inappropriate.
While lighter/white skin & thin bodies are seen as appropriate.
Diddy just didn’t wanna be Tied to Lizzo twerking https://t.co/SCpXX2SiUR— angry fat thot👄 (@blackfatqueer) April 13, 2020
"Diddy owe Lizzo an apology for body shaming her on live when she was trying to twerk because when Draya was twerking then he was ok with it," demanded one person.
"I just gotta say diddy stopped Lizzo twerking but didn't do the same when Draya did. And then ppl don't wanna believe that fatphobia exist smh," commented somebody else. "imma show her twerk for everybody to see."prevnext
So Dr*ya is allowed to twerk on Diddy’s live but NOT Lizzo? pic.twitter.com/rEmX4HUklv— Précieuse Magnolia 🌺🌸 (@goldmagnolia) April 13, 2020
"Heard someone disrespected my one and only queen lizzo. that disrespect, that shade, that unnecessary drama i cant even finish my caprisun im so angy," commented somebody else. "P. diddy will never be That B– and will never claim the title, That B–. body shamers wished."prevnext
"They saying Diddy let Draya twerk but he shut down Lizzo. So that Easter Sunday excuse was really just fatphobia," commented another.prevnext
"[Diddy] told [Lizzo] to stop twerking cause he was fat shaming her… Draya was ok to twerk," tweeted one person. "It happens again and again with you men. You cannot see a soul, spirit and person and love that. You see body. What's a real body?"
The way diddy just embarrassed Lizzo on live I love it cause it’s Easter Sunday and u wanna bounce yo ass on a family friendly live smh he hit her with that woah woah woah cut the music 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/aZxqXJRcuW— Deja Johnson (@_SEXIIR3D) April 13, 2020
"I'm so disturbed how Lizzo repeatedly said sorry. To me it showed how society is conditioned," wrote somebody else. "Diddy has a beautiful and popular women on his live but he is so fatphobic he wanted her to stop. Although she looked sexy asl and was having fun :("prev