Body positive rapper Lizzo is proud of her curves and recently sat down with Essence for their magazine cover story.
"I'm doing this for myself. I love creating shapes with my body, and I love normalizing the dimples in my butt or the lumps in my thighs or my back fat or my stretch marks. I love normalizing my black-ass elbows. I think it's beautiful," she told the entertainment outlet.
Lizzo is currently featured on the cover of their digital magazine - without any pants!
"I made a decision to be myself because I knew I had no choice," she said. "Sometimes the label 'unapologetic' bothers me because it can be loaded, because it means we have to apologize for something in the first place. I'm not ignorant to the fact that we had to have a demeanor of lowering ourselves culturally just to exist. But I'm trying to shake up the narrative about how we're supposed to act."
Lizzo currently has a song with Missy Elliott titled "Tempo," which is an anthem for curvy girls.