AceShowbiz - Ariana Grande is all for Lizzo's message of body positivity. The singer/actress complimented the rapper's body as "art" while using the latter's video to stress the need to end the discourse surrounding musicians' bodies.
On Thursday, April 13, the "Thank U, Next" songstress took to her Instagram Story to share Lizzo's video, in which she spoke about how musical artists have to deal with endless comments about their body image. Agreeing with the "Truth Hurts" hitmaker, the 29-year-old wrote, "THIS BODY IS ART."
The former Nickelodeon star also captioned the clip with, "ilysm [I love you so much]," which didn't go unnoticed by Lizzo. Reciprocating the love, the Detroit native reposted Ariana's Story and added several pink heart emojis.
In the video, which was originally shared in January, Lizzo said, "The discourse around bodies is officially tired." She explained, "I have seen comments go from, 'Oh my gosh, I liked you when you were thick why'd you lose weight?' to 'Oh my gosh, why did you get a BBL I liked your body before' to 'Oh my gosh, you're so big you need to lose weight but for your health' or 'Oh my gosh, you need to get ass or t***ies or something' to 'Oh my gosh, why did she get all that work done it's just too much work.' Are we OK?"
"Do we realize that artists are not here to fit into your beauty standards?" she continued, while flaunting her bikini body. "Artists are here to make art. I wish that comments costed [sic] y'all money so we can see how much time we're f**king wasting on the wrong thing. Can we leave that s**t back there, please?"
Ariana shared Lizzo's video after she responded to criticism about her "worryingly thin" frame. "I just wanted to address your concerns about my body," she said in a TikTok video on Tuesday. "I think we could be, I think we should be, gentler and less comfortable commenting on people's bodies, no matter what. If you think you're saying something good or well-intentioned, whatever it is -- healthy, unhealthy, big, small, this, that, sexy, not sexy - we just shouldn't. We should really work towards not doing that as much."
"There are ways to compliment someone or to ignore something that you see that you don't like that I think we should help each other work towards. Just to aim towards being safer and keeping each other safer," the pop star added. "Personally, for me, the body that you've been comparing my current body to was the unhealthiest version of my body. I was on a lot of antidepressants, and drinking on them, and eating poorly, and at the lowest points of my life when I looked the way you consider 'my healthy,' but that in fact wasn't my healthy."
Lizzo herself is no stranger to body-shaming comments. Most recently, Candace Owens accused women of lying when they called the hip-hop star "beautiful." The conservative TV personality tweeted, "If you peep comments on any of Lizzo's 'fat acceptance' photos, you will undoubtedly find a score of bats**t insane women telling her she looks beautiful. Men do not lie to other men in this way. They do not pretend that clinically obesity is beauty."
She quickly earned backlash for her comments on Lizzo.