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Each Detail of Lizzo’s Show Stopping VMA Acceptance Speech Explained

Lizzo performs at the MTV VMAs 2022Photo by: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for MTV/Paramount Global

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Lizzo definitely has zero tolerance for haters. During her acceptance speech in the MTV Video Music Awards, the musician took the chance to address critics that “got something to say” about her.

Lizzo Won Video for Good Award for Hit Song “About Damn Time”

Bagging the Video For Good award in the recently concluded MTV Video Music Awards, the singer-songwriter gladly took her time to thank fans who casted their vote on her to get the valuable trophy.

“Thank you so much for supporting me and loving on me,” she states.

“About Damn Time” is a viral hit song that became more popular on TikTok as a dance craze. Consequently, this single was chosen best among Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 5,” Latto’s “PUSSY,” Rina Sawayama’s “This Hell,” and more.

She Seems to Respond to Aries Spears Over Body-Shaming Comments

The public seems to think that Lizzo’s speech was a response to comedian Aries Spears, even though she didn’t use names. Days ago, a video interview with Spears who unabashedly body-shamed the singer when asked about her music went viral online. Fans quickly took Lizzo’s side, defending her against the comments made about her.

Within the video, Spears expressed that Lizzo has a “very pretty face” but he doesn’t find it good that she keeps showing her body off. Spears even describes the singer as “a woman that’s built like a plate of mashed potatoes.” Due to his commentary, the internet deemed this video insensitive.


Lizzo Says Her Speech is to Everyone

In her acceptance speech, Lizzo confidently addressed her haters. Apparently, her message appeared to be somehow confrontational.

“To the b*tches that got something to say about me in the press,” she said. “You know what? I’m not going to say nothing.”

She continued, “They be like, ‘Lizzo why don’t you clap back? Why don’t you clap back?’ ‘Cause, b*tch, I’m winning, h*e!,” which was followed by a roaring applause from the audience.

Doubtlessly, her speech was satisfying to hear. Under the impression that her message was a clap back against Spears, it immediately garnered support from fans and co-celebrities.

However, the musician made it clear in Twitter that she was not addressing anyone specific.

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