SZA has defended Lizzo following the online abuse directed at the singer, saying she is “upset” by the comments.
Last month, SZA released a remix of Lizzo’s “Special” and the pair performed the track live when Lizzo performed at The Forum last November. Lizzo also joined SZA at the final concert of her US “SOS” tour in March.
After more trolls attacked Lizzo on the internet in recent weeks, Lizzo called out trolls and those who let it happen in a series of tweets.
“I wonder where all the internet heroes are targeting shit talking heroes when it comes to actually protecting someone? Where are you all Lizzo?” he tweeted.
“Do you really know how to support others or just destroy them?”
After a fan said, “So people aren’t going to war with Lizzo on this app?” SZA added, “NOT EF-KINGNUFF. The unrelenting love, encouragement and positivity she embodies and shares everywhere. foundation? The ratios don’t match”.
SZA told her “also dgaf they don’t agree. I’m thinking about it for a minute … it bothers me. I want everyone to practice being kind and stop up more often because it’s terrible already outside. add?”
Earlier this month, Lizzo addressed the body shaming and online bullying she receives on social media, saying she is on the verge of quitting music.
The pop singer took to Twitter to address a video of her tribute to Tina Turner posted by YouTuber Layah Heilpern in which she commented on Lizzo’s weight and diet. Lizzo mentioned the video on Twitter and replied: “I just went into the app and this is the kind of shit I see on me.”
“It’s really starting to make me hate the world,” he continued. “I’m tired of explaining myself all the time and I want to get into this app without seeing my name on some shit.” She also said that all the talk about her weight made her want to quit her music career.