"I am still here, and I still rise."
The "Juice" singer Lizzo, who succeeded two weekends at Coachella despite the annoying technical difficulties, is the latest cover star for V Magazine. The 31-year-old got interviewed by Sam Smith for the publication where she discussed her dedicated work ethic from when she was a little girl and most importantly, the three things she loves about herself.
"First off, I love my body. No matter what angle you shoot it at, no matter the lighting, my body is just so fucking beautiful all the time. I may talk shit about it sometimes, but fuck. She’s still a bad bitch," she explained.
"My second favorite thing about myself is my blackness. I am really just so honored to be graced with this identity. No shade to any other shade on the planet—I just can’t relate. I just love being a black woman, even in a world where [we] are statistically the least desirable. I am still here, and I still rise."
As for the third thing she loves most about herself, it's her nerdiness and intelligence. "I was teased like a dog for wanting to be intelligent, for reading, for talking the way I do. But I didn’t dumb myself down just to be accepted."
Read the full interview here.