Lizzo Covers Vogue’s October Issue

Posted on September 24, 2020

Lizzo covers the October 2020 issue of Vogue magazine photographed by Hype Williams and styled by Carlos Nazario.

Lizzo is committed to positivity. This despite the trolls going after her for her race, her weight, her sexuality. Anyone who could understand what it was like to be targeted felt spoken to by Lizzo. They were seen by Lizzo and were taking her lead to love themselves a little bit harder.



On the role she wants her music to play: “I want to make music that helps. ’Cause that’s the way that I help. I’m not a doctor, I’m not a lawyer, I don’t work in the government. I make music.”

On police violence: “They don’t actually care. And ‘they’—I don’t know who ‘they’ are. But I know that they don’t care, because if shit like this is still happening, there has to be a ‘they.’ They don’t care about somebody’s actual life.”

On the appropriation of the body-positivity movement: “It’s commercialized. Now, you look at the hashtag ‘body positive,’ and you see smaller-framed girls, curvier girls. Lotta white girls. And I feel no ways about that, because inclusivity is what my message is always about. I’m glad that this conversation is being included in the mainstream narrative. What I don’t like is how the people that this term was created for are not benefiting from it. Girls with back fat, girls with bellies that hang, girls with thighs that aren’t separated, that overlap. Girls with stretch marks. You know, girls who are in the 18-plus club. They need to be benefiting from…the mainstream effect of body positivity now. But with everything that goes mainstream, it gets changed. It gets—you know, it gets made acceptable.”

On Senator Harris’s VP nomination: “Having a Black woman as vice president would be great because I’m just always rooting for Black people. But I want actual change to happen…in the laws. And not just on the outside, you know? Not a temporary fix to a deep-rooted, systemic issue. A lot of times I feel like we get distracted by the veneer of things. If things appear to be better, but they’re not actually better, we lose our sense of protest.”

On encouraging her fans to see voting as a form of protest: “I just want to encourage people to register to vote. That is the most important thing to me. Because there’s a lot of upset people, and there’s a lot of people who have power. There’s a lot of voter suppression in Black communities. But there’s a lot of angry white kids now. And I’m like, ‘Yo, register to vote. Go out. You won’t get suppressed if you try to go to your ballot box.’ You know? I think it’s important to remind people of what they can do. My job isn’t to tell you how to vote. But my job is hopefully to inspire you to vote…to activate you, so that you can take your protest to the ballot box.”


Vogue’s October 2020 issue is available on newsstands nationwide on October 6th.


Style Credits:
Cover: Dress by Valentino | Earrings by Jason of Beverly Hills | Rings and Bracelets by Chopard and Tiffany & Co. | Shoes by Manolo Blahnik
Image 1: Beaded Top and Skirt by LaQuan Smith | Sylva & Cie Earrings
Image 2: Taffeta Dress by Moschino Couture | Sylva & Cie Earrings | Rings and Bracelets by Chopard and Tiffany & Co.

Hair by Shelby Swain
Makeup by Alexx Mayo


[Photo Credit: Hype Williams for Vogue Magazine]

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