Lizzo: I have to work very hard to feel worthy in this place

American singer Lizzo said it took her “years of shame” to talk about the job she’d lost to “feel worthy of being in this place”.

He, the 34-year-old Grammy Award winner, released her highly anticipated fourth studio album Special on July 15 and appeared as the cover star for the September issue. of Elle UK, said she wanted to create a record that people could use as a “background music to survive”.

She told the magazine: “It took me years to be ashamed. I had to work very hard to feel like I deserved to be in this place. To feel worthy is a force to be reckoned with. “

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Lizzo appeared as the cover star for the September issue of Elle UK (pictured: ELLE UK/AB+DM)

The songs on the new album include songs called Special and 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready), along with previously released hit singles About Damage Time and Grrrls.

The singer previously announced that she would be releasing a new version of Grrrls with a “lyric change” after receiving backlash over the use of a speakable line in the song. origin.

She said of recording the album during the 2020 hiatus: “It was hard for me to find meaning, being an entertainer, while people were dying at a high rate.

“I have to remember that, when we get out of the deadlock, everyone comes out of the depression. And the end of the lockdown doesn’t mean the end of their mental health struggles.

“So I wanted to make music that people could use as background music to survive. That’s the driver for this album.

“All of these incredible songs give people language to express themselves and have a release after all they’ve been through.”

The cover of the magazine shows the singer tightly wrapped in yellow tape with the name of the fashion house Balenciaga printed on it in black lettering.

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Lizzo is wrapped in Balenciaga on the cover of the September issue of Elle UK (photo: ELLE UK / AB + DM)

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Lizzo, who is known for promoting body positivity and self-love in her music, also spoke about her relationship with social media, saying she thinks it’s “very healthy.” “.

“I think I have a very healthy relationship with the way I see the digital world,” she explains.

“I was born before it was everywhere you went, before it was an official news source, and before it was mandatory or necessary in your career.

“I grew up right before it could harass you in school and get you harassed online in class. I just missed that mark.”

The singer, who has nearly 13 million followers on Instagram and nearly 27 million followers on TikTok, added: “I don’t need social networks, social networks need me. Social media really needs people to be active.

“I don’t need to be on the internet and feel better about things anymore. I have a therapist. I have the best friends. I have a great team around me who I can talk to. I have love.”

The September issue of Elle UK magazine is available for sale from July 28.

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