The “About Damn Time” singer went on to explain how the expectations of her live performances is what leads her to stay in shape, both mentally and physically.


“I have a very high performance job. For 90 minutes a night, I have to do choreography, I have to sing, dance, I have to rap and have to play the flute,” Lizzo said. “I have to emote and hype a crowd in very tight clothes. Sometimes clothes where it restricts my breathing. And it’s fun, I love my job. It takes a lot of physical endurance to do what I do.”

Lizzo revealed that early in her career she didn’t take her fitness as seriously as she should, but she’s become more aware of how her physical health connects to her mental health.

“As I got more professional in my career, I started to take the physical part more seriously,” the “Juice” artist said. “I’ve always loved moving my body, I’ve always loved working out…I think a lot of people see a fat person that way and immediately just assume everything they are doing is trying to be thin. I’m not trying to be thin, I don’t ever want to be thin.”

This may not seem like a big deal to most people, but when you’ve spent your whole life in a world where fat jokes are completely acceptable, and strangers feel like they can judge your life based on how much you weigh, it means a lot to have someone like Lizzo speaking out for you. When thin people go for a walk, or ride a bike, no one bats an eyelash. Guess what? It’s the same for fat people.