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Lizzo Is Speaking Out About Racism On Social Media: 'Black People Are Tired'

Lizzo Is Speaking Out About Racism On Social Media: 'Black People Are Tired'

Lizzo is using her platform to speak out about racism and the events going on following George Floyd‘s tragic murder last week in Minneapolis.

The 32-year-old rapper took to Instagram Live and opened up about how she is just hoping for some equality to come from the situation.

“It’s always white people using the term ‘race war,’” she started out. “We don’t want that shit. We want what we’ve always wanted from the beginning of being in this f***ing country — the same rights that all these other people have. It’s not that difficult.”

Lizzo continues, “Black people are tired. We are so tired. I’m tired of putting myself in danger. It’s not danger from the protestors, it’s danger from the police who don’t value me. Danger of the white supremacist groups who are shooting at people, who are running people over with their cars.”

She addressed using her voice to call out any racism now, a position she wasn’t in a year ago.

“I wasn’t in this position a year ago, [with] this profile. This many people didn’t know who I was a year ago. I remember every time these things happened, I would look to these famous people and say, ‘Where are your voices? Why aren’t you speaking up for us?’ I have to realize that responsibility as well. It would irresponsible of me to not reflect the times, irresponsible to not tell the truth.”

Lizzo also opened up about how using the phrase “all lives matter” is foolish as the country sees an uptick of protests, adding that saying that phrase is taking away from the Black Lives Matter movement.

“If you believe that ‘all lives matter,’ then where is your outrage for black lives?” she shared. “To me, ‘all lives matter’ is fake equality and full-on anti-blackness.”

“I still love my blackness,” Lizzo added. “I still love your blackness. I still believe that everybody’s life matters. But until we start treating each life equally and respecting each life equally, we gotta say Black Lives Matter.”

See what this other notable celebrity says about the systemic racism going on right now.

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