Lizzo has something to say, and it’s about damn time that EVERYBODY listened up. 

At the VMAs on Sunday, August 28, the recording artist and fashion trailblazer won the video for good award for her single “About Damn Time.” During her acceptance speech, Lizzo delivered a message that many interpreted as a direct response to comedian Aries Spears, who recently body-shamed the singer during an interview.

However, in a tweet posted on Monday, August 29, Lizzo clarified that the speech was directed at “EVERYBODY,” not just one individual. 

Lizzo accepting her award at the 2022 VMAs

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“And now…to the bitches that got something to say about me in the press,” she said during her acceptance speech, referencing Nicki Minaj’s iconic line. “You know, I ain’t gonna say nothing. They be like, ‘Lizzo, why don’t you clap back, why don’t you clap back?’ Because, bitches, I’m winning!”

Early on Monday, Lizzo clarified, “Lemme make one thing VERY clear—I wasn’t addressing anybody in my speech last night.. I was addressing EVERYBODY.” 

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