Lizzo is aiming to set a new beauty standard.
In a new interview with People magazine, the Grammy Award-winning singer opened up about the discourse surrounding her body.
“I think I have a really hot body! I’m a body icon, and I’m embracing that more and more every day,” she said. “It may not be one person’s ideal body type just like, say, Kim Kardashian might not be someone’s ideal, but she’s a body icon and has created a modern-day beauty standard.”
She explained that she’s “stepping into my confidence and my power” to create what she calls “my own beauty standard.”
And one day that will just be the standard,” Lizzo said.
She also discussed the many stereotypes that she’s faced because of her size.
“The funny, fat friend. I played that trope in high school,” she said. “Or the friend who is gonna beat your ass cause she’s big. Or it’s the big girl who’s insecure ’cause she’s big. I don’t think I’m the only kind of fat girl there is. I want us to be freed from that box we’ve been put in.”
The interview arrives just a few weeks after Lizzo announced that she’s joining forces with Amazon Studios and Prime Video for her new executive-produced show, Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls.
The unscripted competition series follows “10 hopeful women moving into the Big Grrrls House, [as] they must prove they have what it takes to make it to the end and join Lizzo in front of a global audience on the center stage,” according to a press release.
Check out the trailer for Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls below.