Newark, NJ – Lizzo seemingly returned fire at comedian Aries Spears during her 2022 MTV Video Music Awards appearance on Sunday (August 28).
As the Grammy Award-winning singer was accepting an award in the Video For Good category for “About Damn Time,” she turned her attention to her critics.
“[Your vote] means everything to make a change in this country,” she said. “So, remember when you’re voting for your favorite artists, vote to change some of these laws that are oppressing us. Now, to the bitches that got something to say about me in the press … I’m not gonna say nothing! Why don’t you clap back? Because bitch, I’m winning.”
She later shared the clip on Twitter, writing in the caption, “KEEP MY NAME IN YO MOUF CUS I KNOW IT TASTE GOOD BITCH.”
Aries Spears, a former Mad TV actor, made some disparaging comments about the singer in a recent interview with The Art of Dialogue. A clip from the conversation started making the rounds on Friday (August 26), which found the show’s hosts saying to Spears, “You know somebody who actually makes good music? Lizzo,” to which he replied, “Lizzo? I can’t get past the fact that she looks like the shit emoji.
“She got a very pretty face, but she keeps showing her body off n-gga, like c’mon, yo. I’m sorry. Listen, I ain’t the most in shape n-gga in the world, but when you funny and you got swagger and confidence and you decent looking — I think I’m at least handsome — you get pussy. But a woman that’s built like a plate of mashed potatoes, you’re in trouble.”
Spears went on to explain what “kills” him about women — the “hypocrisy” and “contradiction” around “womanhood.” He said the fact women don’t tell each other when it’s time to focus on their health and instead, encourage each other to celebrate their obese bodies isn’t “real love.”
Lizzo fans quickly came to her defense and roasted Spears for being out of shape. But on Saturday (August 27), Spears posted a video addressing the controversy and admitted he was expecting the backlash.
“I KNEW IT WAS COMING!!!” he wrote in the caption. “If the people that are angry particularly women really paid attention to the art of dialogue interview one I even called myself out for needing to lose weight and two more importantly the main point was celebrating the wrong thing there’s a lot of hypocritical women who also bash men at laughters (sic) expense but if you’re going to celebrate sister hood while Lizzo’s confidence is commendable it’s also dangerous.”
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