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Lizzo made several statements during her MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech, including a thinly veiled response to comedian Aries Spears.
The 34-year-old singer thanked her fans after being awarded the Moon Person for Video For Good ("About Damn Time"
), then followed up by saying, "And now, to the b****es that got something to say about me in the press..."
This was the same wording as Nicki Minaj's opening during the 2015 VMAs, Page Six noted, which was directed at Miley Cyrus. But while Minaj famously followed up by saying, "Miley, what's good,"
Lizzo kept her criticism a bit more ambiguous.
"You know what? I'm not gonna say nothing,"
the artist continued. "They be like, 'Lizzo, why don't you clap back? Why don't you clap back?' 'Cause, b***, I'm winning, ho! Big b**** is winning, ho!"
she yelled to the cheering crowd.
Most viewers assume she's addressing the beef between her and Spears. The comedian questioned why fans look up to Lizzo as a role model when obesity is so unhealthy.
"I can't get past the fact that she looks like the s*** emoji,"
Spears said during a recent interview with "The Art of Dialogue."
"She's got a very pretty face, but she keeps showing her body off. Like, come on, man. Come on, yo."
he continued. "Listen, I ain't the most in-shape n**** in the world, but I still - when you funny and you got swagger and confidence and you decent looking ... I think I'm at least handsome - you get p***y. But a woman that's built like a plate of mashed potatoes is in trouble."
Next, he called out Lizzo's health specifically.
"You know what kills me about women is the hypocrisy and the contradiction,"
Spears went on. "F*** diabetes, f*** heart problems, f*** heart disease, cholesterol. Y'all claim womanhood and about sisterhood and support for your sister, you know, when it comes to that ridiculous s***. But if you really gave a f***, why wouldn't you go, 'Black girl, we love your confidence, boo boo, but this ain't it. This ain't it.'"
"That's the real love! Y'all jump on me for making jokes, but y'all won't be f***ing real and go, 'Sister, put the eclair down. This ain't it. It's treadmill time,'"
Elsewhere in her speech, Lizzo called on fans to vote and change the laws that were "oppressing us,"
The Daily Wire previously reported.