Lizzo is giving us glam life in a new editorial spread for V Magazine. The body-positive artist serves face for the glossy while rocking a long AF textured blunt cut blow out (with bangs!) crafted by hairstyling genius Yusef Hughes.
For the cover shot, she poses it up goddess style while draped in a vibrant dress and contoured beauty beat by Diane Kendal. Inside, the outspoken diva chats it up with model Ashley Graham about her journey towards success, on using music to love herself and how the Internet has made Black women’s influence on culture much more visible.
On learning to love herself:
Everything I say and believe in is literally me trying to get through life. I just happen to have this skill to be able to emote it through music. That said, I’ve been trying to love myself for a long time, and I really think that’s what the body-positive movement is. It’s showing the actual journey of women learning to love themselves, and seeing this positive result in the end. Love songs are really important, but self-love songs are even more important, and we don’t get enough self-love songs.
On body positivity as a “trend”:
I feel like people are starting to put a plastic veneer on self-love and body positivity, and trying to make it marketable. Women who are actually pushing forward in body positivity and inclusiveness have to continue fighting and striving, so that it doesn’t become a fad. We have to be careful that it’s not a trend—that it remains a movement.