Cardi B defends Lizzo from fat-shaming ‘nerds’

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That’s what friends are for.

Cardi B went to bat for her pal and collaborator, Lizzo, after the “Truth Hurts” singer broke down over mean comments about her weight.

“When you stand up for yourself they claim [you’re] problematic & sensitive,” the “WAP” rapper tweeted on Sunday. “When you don’t they tear you apart until you crying like this.”

She added, “Whether you skinny, big, plastic, they going to always try to put their insecurities on you. Remember these are nerds looking at the popular table.”

Lizzo, 33, retweeted Cardi’s remarks, and fans also praised the “Up” rapper for her kind words.

“That’s the most thing I love about you,” one person tweeted in a sentiment that garnered over 500 likes.

“You don’t only stand up for yourself you stand up for your friends too; it’s awe-inspiring. I have never heard of Lizzo before this collab to be honest but guess what? I’m in love now.”

Lizzo and Cardi, 28, released a music video for their latest collaboration, “Rumors,” on Friday. They both appeared draped in gold and white Greco-Roman-style robes that flaunted their curves.

 

However, just two days after its release, Lizzo broke down in tears on Instagram Live, saying, “I just feel like I’m seeing negativity directed towards me in the most weirdest way, like, people saying s–t about me that just doesn’t even make sense. It’s fat-phobic and it’s racist and it’s hurtful.”

The “Good As Hell” singer — long an advocate for body positivity — explained she is promoting self-confidence for “the big black women in the future who just want to live their lives without being scrutinized or put into boxes.”

“I’m not gonna do what y’all want me to do, ever, so get used to it,” she added in the Live. “But what I will do is make great music and be a great artist and continue to uplift people and uplift myself.”

Lizzo then tweeted, “Loving yourself in a world that don’t love u back takes an incredible amount of self-awareness & a bulls–t detector that can see through ass-backwards societal standards… if u managed to love yourself today I’m proud of u. If u haven’t, I’m still proud of u. This sh–s hard.”

In June, Cardi was also moved to defend herself against trolls who accused her of editing her photos.

“I know y’all ain’t body shaming me,” the “Bodak Yellow” rapper said in a video posted on Instagram. “I know I gained a little bit of weight and I’m actually holding it in … but it doesn’t matter though … I got lipo money.”


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