Diddy speaks out after fans call him 'fatphobic' for telling Lizzo to stop twerking

James Besanvalle
Tuesday 14 April 2020 11:30
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When Lizzo joined Diddy and his sons for a little dancing session on Instagram Live on Easter Sunday, everyone looked like they were having a blast.

Things got so fun, Lizzo decided to do a little twerk while Money Bagg Yo’s song “1-2-3” played in the background.

Suddenly, Diddy told Lizzo:

Whoa, whoa, whoa! It's Easter Sunday, let's play something a little more family friendly.

Lizzo can then be seen profusely apologising on camera.

Cut to a few hours later and Diddy’s invited Draya Michele to dance along to Juvenile’s “Back That Azz Up” with him and his family.

While feeling the music, Draya started twerking… but Diddy didn’t say anything.

The disparity led to many on social media slamming Diddy as “fatphobic” because he didn’t stop Draya from dancing like he did with Lizzo:

In response to the claims he’s fatphobic, Diddy said:

There’s one thing I want to make clear. My queen, my sister Lizzo when I stopped the music it’s because it had a lot of curses in there. Not because she was twerking. She’s one of the best twerkers in the world. OK, let’s keep that clear.

It wasn’t about twerking, you’re allowed to twerk on Easter. It was about, it was a lot cursing in the record and I don’t need child services knocking on my door right now. You understand. That’s why we stopped the record. Lizzo we love you. Everybody stop looking for the negative.

Then, in an Instagram Live video with rapper Tory Lanez, he said:

Diddy did not stop Lizzo from twerking last night.

Lizzo chimed in:

The music was explicit. He didn’t want songs about “suck my dick” etc being played around children.

Let's just all agree to let people dance the way they want to dance.

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