On Sunday, Lizzo shared a spirited clapback to the landlord who allegedly forced her and her friends to leave their rental house 3 days before their stay had ended.
The Grammy award winning singer took 6 female friends on a girls trip to Palm Springs on July 2. According to the Good As Hell singer, she was asked to prematurely vacate her holiday rental because the owner disliked her Instagram videos of their getaway fun in the pool. Lizzo claims that he used the footage to mock her, as well as threatened to call the police, saying their videos could “hurt him.” Lizzo took to Instagram in a video to explain what exactly went down, however, she didn’t identify the rental homeowner.
“You can’t stop this black girls’ shine”
“This is for the man that kicked me out of my seven-day rental three days early yesterday,” she captioned a clip of herself twerking in a red swimsuit. “This is for mocking the way that I dance and for using Instagram footage of me and my six black home girls to say that we could ‘hurt him’ and threaten to call the police. I know you’re watching my page,” she continued, “so I just want you to know you can’t stop this black girls’ shine. Thanks for kicking us out cus this house is better anyways. Xoxo 🖕🏾.”
Over the weekend, Lizzo shared glimpses of her getaway on Instagram. She kept her fans updated with clips including a montage of her friends dancing, as well as a twerking session she enjoyed while cooling off in the pool. The Truth Hurts singer clarified on Thursday that everyone in her party was responsible and careful enough to get tested for the novel corona virus beforehand.
A gorgeous, makeup-free Lizzo shared footage of herself smiling with her pals. “Just a group of melanated girls soaking up the sun. No rhyme or reason,” she wrote on Instagram. We all took the responsibility to get covid tests and luckily we’re all negative. Please be safe and wear your masks.”
“I’m tired of putting myself in danger”
In May, Lizzo opened up about experiencing racism as she reflected on the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement to end racial injustices. The artist held back tears as she addressed fans on Instagram.
“I’ve been trying to stay composed this entire time. Let me just gather myself. It’s not that hard to see. The people that don’t see it don’t want to see it. I don’t have sympathy for people who don’t see it anymore. Black people are tired. We are so tired.”
“I’m tired of putting myself in danger,” she continued. “It’s not danger from the protesters, [it’s] danger from the police who don’t value me. Danger of the white supremacist groups who are shooting at people, who are running people over with their cars. How do we not see where the issue is? Why is everyone being so political? This isn’t a political issue.”
“The issue is in politics, but it’s not a political issue,” she added. “It’s so much deeper than politics. It’s in the veins of this country. There is racism running through its veins.”
Lizzo ended her emotional message on an uplifting note, expressing the hope she felt for future change. “This is the most outrage I’ve seen as a country, and that is starting to give me the first semblance of hope I’ve had in a long time,” she said. “I really do believe in the good of people, and maybe that makes me naïve. But I’ve seen Minneapolis rise up and do incredible things. I hope that everybody can just really see this s— for what it is. Open your mind, open your heart, listen, believe.”
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