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Lizzo Wants You to Stop Calling Her 'Brave' For Being Confident About Her Body

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By Whitney Vasquez

Lizzo is tired of getting called "brave" just because she radiates body positivity and is opening up about expanding the idea of what's sexy.

The "Tempo" star talked to Glamour as part of their "F" word package series and described her frustrations with the b word.

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About Her Body:

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"When people look at my body and be like, 'Oh my God, she's so brave,' it's like, 'No I'm not,'" Lizzo said.

"I'm just fine. I'm just me. I'm just sexy. If you saw Anne Hathaway in a bikini on a billboard, you wouldn't call her brave. I just think there's a double standard when it comes to women."

The singer is always projecting body positivity whether it's on the red carpet in a form fitting dress or giving an energetic performance in a revealing costume at the VMAs.

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Confidence:

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Confidence is what fans love about the singing superstar, but Lizzo can't figure out why she's been labeled as the leader of body positivity.

"I don't like it when people think it's hard for me to see myself as beautiful," she told Glamour. "I don't like it when people are shocked that I'm doing it."

Speaking candidly about normalizing the image of sexy plus-size women, she talked about her recent ad with Absolut Vodka's new Juice line, saying they didn't make a thing out of her body shape.

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Absolut:

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"The creative had the big girls in it. It was juicy, like me, and fun, like me," Lizzo said.

"For someone like me to get a campaign with Absolut and to be wearing a bikini and to be jumping around and dancing and having fun—Absolut saw me on Instagram, saw how I like to dress, saw how I liked to party with my girls, and they came up with that creative."

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Internet:

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Lizzo credits the Internet for expanding the idea of what's sexy, saying before it, modeling agencies had control of the word.

"Back in the day, all you really had were the modeling agencies," she told the publication. "I think that's why it made everything so limited for what was considered beautiful. It was controlled from this one space. But now we have the Internet. So if you want to see somebody who's beautiful who looks like you, go on the Internet and just type something in. Type in 'blue hair.' Type in 'thick thighs.' Type in 'back fat.' You'll find yourself reflected. That's what I did to help find the beauty in myself."

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Lizzo also says it's time to move over and let people be who they want to be.

"Let's just make space for these women," she says. "Make space for me. Make space for this generation of artists who are really fearless in self-love. They're out here. They want to be free."

She added, "I think allowing that space to be made is really what's going to shift the narrative in the future. Let's stop talking about it and make more space for people who areabout it."

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