Lizzo Covers ESSENCE’s June 2019 Issue
The “Tempo” songstress is covering ESSENCE’s June 2019 issue in S T U N N I N G style.
Lizzo spoke with journalist/Buzzfeed’s “Hella Opinions” host (and our homegirl) Sylvia Obell who expertly penned a piece about the real Lizzo who was prepping for Coachella and reflecting on her musical journey.
According to Lizzo, while she’s been in the business for years she feels like she’s just at the tip of the iceberg.
“I’ve been doing the same work but just on different platforms. It just elevates,” she tells ESSENCE. “There’s so much I wanna do. I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface of making it or being it. It, for me, is a long journey.”
“In my head I’m already on tour. I’m so in the future all the time that smelling the roses is a struggle for me.” Never one to shy away from dropping gems, she adds, “It’s a defense mechanism; we gotta protect ourselves ’cause this world doesn’t protect us.”
Lizzo who recently released her “Because I Love You” album also spoke on body image and self-love. If you follow Lizzo then you KNOW she loves herself, and her a$$ets in particular. The never shy songstress constantly posts pics of her bodacious bod on social media and she says it’s for a worthy cause. While admitting that sometimes her family back in Detroit thinks she flaunts her fatty for attention, Lizzo told ESSENCE that’s it’s strictly for herself.
“I’m doing this for myself,” she says firmly. “I love creating shapes with my body, and I love normalizing the dimples in my butt or the lumps in my thighs or my back fat or my stretch marks. I love normalizing my Black-ass elbows. I think it’s beautiful.”
How can you NOT love Lizzo??? You can read her cover story in its entirety HERE.
Credits: Photographer: JD Barnes—@jdthecombo Hair: Shelby Swain—@theshelbyswain Makeup: Grace Ahn—@gracegraceahn Manicurist: Sunshine Outing—@pipbuzzz Styling: Jason Rembert—@jasonrembert Prop Stylist: Christopher Stone—@stonecoldprops
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