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Lizzo Addresses Body-Positivity After Being Named 'Time' Magazine's Entertainer Of The Year

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By Clark Sparky

Lizzo has had an incredible year by any measure. She released her third album, "Cuz I Love You," and it went on to earn tons of awards, including eight Grammys and a No. 1 song with "Truth Hurts."

Now, Time is honoring her contributions to entertainment by naming her the 2019 Entertainer of the Year.

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The magazine published an interview with Lizzo on Wednesday in which she talked about her year and body-positivity.

"I’ve been doing positive music for a long-ass time," she said. "Then the culture changed. There were a lot of things that weren’t popular but existed, like body positivity, which at first was a form of protest for fat bodies and black women and has now become a trendy, commercialized thing.

"Now I’ve seen it reach the mainstream. Suddenly I’m mainstream! How could we have guessed something like this would happen when we’ve never seen anything like this before?"

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Earlier this year, Lizzo says she wasn't in love with her body, and she knew that had to change.

"I was experiencing a little bit of unhappiness. I was not happy with the way I felt to my body. I didn’t feel sexy, and I didn’t know when it was going to end. There were times when I would go onstage and be like, 'Y’all, I’m not going to lie. I’m not feeling myself.' Sometimes I’d break down and cry. Sometimes the audience would just cheer to make me feel better. I was getting sick a lot. I was like, What the f— is going on? I need to fall back in love with my body."

The magazine named climate change activist Greta Thunberg its 2019 Person of the Year at just 16 years-old.

“For sounding the alarm about humanity’s predatory relationship with the only home we have ... for showing us all what it might look like when a new generation leads, Greta Thunberg is TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year," the publication wrote.

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