Jilly from Philly appears to be the fan-favorite, as many believe Lizzo makes Black folks uncomfortable because of her size and how she, sometimes, appears comfortable in her skin.
EURweb caught up with the “Original Bad Girl of Comedy,” Luenell to discussed her special guest appearance on Bounce’s In The Cut, but also weighed in and added her thoughts to the Lizzo x Jill Scott criticism. According to Luenell, Lizzo but be using her “body positivity” as a way to give the finger to the establishment.
“I really don’t like pitting each other against each other sh*t. Musically is one thing, shout out to Teddy Riley,” she says with a laugh. “But when it comes to the physicalities and the body, that’s out of line. I don’t think that they should do that. But you know, we’re such a lost people, right, they think the European standard of beauty is what every b*tch supposed to look like. And they don’t know big ass Lizzo would be the Queen of the whole goddamn village if she was back where we really f*ckin came from.”
While Luenell says she doesn’t always care to see the “Truth Hurts” singer flashing her goodies across her timeline all the time, she believes Lizzo’s got a “deeper” reason for doing so.
“I don’t always agree with what Lizzo does but she might be doing it to show her big, Black ass to society, there may be a deeper reason she even does that! She may be saying yes, I’m big and I’m fat and I’m Black and I’m at the top of the charts mother******, and you’re playing my sh*t mother ******, and I’m on TV mother ******, you know, she may be telling everybody kiss her ass. That could be the subliminal motherf*cking message. I’m just saying. I don’t want to see nobody’s ass all the goddamn time. I don’t want that to be her brand. But you also got to realize Lizzo’s in her 20s. You can’t tell nobody in their 20s sh*t! You damn sure can’t tell a black, fat, female millionaire in her 20s a goddamn thing! So, she’s like I’m doing me. If you don’t like it don’t listen, don’t look!”
Well tell it like it is Luenell!
Peep the video interview and her comments about Lizzo starting at 35:10.
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Luenell, known as the “Original Bad Girl of Comedy, ” may be small in stature, but she more than makes up for it with her big personality, booming voice, and infectious laughter. Easily recognizable for her signature look – that is, her platinum blonde Caesar haircut, beautifully manicured long nails and a blinged-out pimp cup in hand – Luenell, has been thrilling audiences with her brand of comedy for almost 20 years. Actress & Comedian, Luenell Campbell (Dolemite Is My Name) will make a special guest appearance on Bounce’s In The Cut.