Lizzo Responds To Candace Owens After Being Labeled A "Gaslighter"

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 10: Lizzo attends 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 10, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/GA/The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images)

The political commentator believes that stars like LIzzo do things for shock value and then act surprised at people's shock.

Lizzo is currently dealing with a lot of pressure and criticism for her alleged actions, and some of that backlash is more warranted than other aspects. For example, her sexual harassment lawsuit is on brief pause amid an appeal, and it relates more closely to an imbalanced power dynamic and workplace toxicity. These remain allegations at press time, and with some accusations dropping while others persist, it's unclear what will come of them. But the Michigan native is still making waves in the public eye and fighting against these narratives online. In fact, her most recent attempt to do so has nothing to do with these lawsuits, but rather with other, less valid criticisms of her career.

"Hey everyone, it’s come to my attention that some of you think I have thick skin," Lizzo lip-syncs a Reels audio in a recent Instagram post. "I don’t. I never have, I never will. Everything you say deeply, deeply hurts me, affects me, keeps me up at night; you have to be nice to me. That’s the deal moving forward, okay?" "I literally just be minding my business please keep my name out ya mouf unless it’s something positive or real.. pls n thank u," she captioned the clip.

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Moreover, this is probably an indirect response to Candace Owens calling Lizzo a "problematic" liar on The Joe Budden Podcast. "I don’t like the game that people play where they do something that is so obviously outrageous," she remarked. "Like, you know, Lizzo in a thong shaking your ass cheeks. You know what that was.

“This is a. Disgusting, b. Perverted, and people take their kids to the games," the political commentator chimed in. "Is there no space that’s safe? […] And then she’s like, ‘if you don’t like it, that’s your problem.’ Like no, you are being problematic. And now you’re playing the game where you do something outrageous, and then, when we outrage, you pretend that we’re the crazy ones. I’m not dealing with that. Stop gaslighting me, okay?" For more news on Candace Owens and the latest updates on Lizzo, stick around on HNHH.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.