Lizzo Explains Why She Performed At Coachella

Lizzo teams up with RPDR queens for some "Juice" fun (screen capture)
Lizzo teams up with RPDR queens for some “Juice” fun (screen capture)

With all the fun going on at Coachella this year – Ariana Grande reuniting *NSYNC, public sex on a Ferris wheel, former GOP Congressman Aaron Schock getting handsy with a guy – some have wondered why LGBTQ folks spend their money or take part in a festival whose owner, Philip Anchutz, makes sizable donations to anti-LGBTQ organizations.

A fan of Lizzo’s posed that very question on her Instagram, and the diva came back with the best answer.


User jacobthebeau asked, “I’m so confused why so many people are supporting this event that supports anti-lgbt organizations?!”

And Lizzo responded writing, “Because Jacob, whether we like it or not most major organizations are run by bigoted millionaires that donate to bigoted organizations.” 

That said, Lizzo isn’t daunted by standing up to ‘bigoted millionaires.’ She knows what her job is, and it’s not to stand by and watch bad things happen.

“I realize my activism is to disrupt those spaces and spread my message to thousands of ppl,” said the 30-year-old rapper. “Y’all may not agree w it and that’s ok. But know that I’m doing what I gotta do to make sure my big black ass voice is heard.” 


“Can’t wait to dismantle the hate that funds this country,” she added. “But until then, imma be putting big, black, femme, lgbtq+ bodies on stages and telling our stories.”

Here’s the full post with Lizzo’s exchange with fans in the comments:


And that’s exactly what our girl is doing. 

Lizzo snuggled with her own body image issues at a young age. So today, she advocates for body positivity and self-love, making diversity the focus of her music.

Her songs have addressed body image, (“Juice”), sexuality (“Boys”), and race (“My Skin”). Her back-up dancers, known as the Big Grrrls, are all plus-size dancers.

And – she loves herself some fierce drag queens.


For instance, check out Lizzo’s latest music video, “Juice,” where she not only brings her own big and beautiful self to the small screen, but she’s got some friends from RPDR with her.

The former Drag Race guest judge is joined by Mariah Balenciaga, Morgan McMichaels, Silky Nutmeg Ganache, A’keria C. Davenport, Detox, Asia O’Hara, Soju, Sonique and Mayhem Miller all lip-syncing to the body positive bop.

Miss Lizzo is everywhere these days because her new album, Cuz I Love You, drops on Friday, April 19.

In addition to Coachella, Lizzo has a 25-date tour plus appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, covers on New York Magazine and Allure, and a feature spread in Playboy.

You can follow the rising superstar on Instagram here.

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