The criticism from social media is sometimes too much to bare but a strong support system surely helps.
Hours after rapper Lizzo broke down in tears via an Instagram Live on Sunday, Cardi B came to her defense.
Following the release of the pair’s “Rumors” collaboration, Lizzo, 33, shared an emotional video taken from a bathroom, revealing the painful responses she’d received.
In the video Lizzo explained that while she usually is able to ignore the hate, she has been putting in so much time at work that she doesn’t have enough time with family or friends and was feeling down.
While she didn’t quote direct comments, Lizzo noted she read “fat phobic,” “racist” and “hurtful” words written by commenters.
Cardi B tweeted on Sunday, “When you stand up for yourself they claim your problematic & sensitive. When you don’t they tear you apart until you crying like this. Whether you skinny, big, plastic, they going to always try to put their insecurities on you. Remember these are nerds looking at the popular table.”
Cardi wasn’t the only star to speak out following Lizzo’s video. Singer Chloe Bailey defended the three-time Grammy winner, tweeting, “I’m so proud of you @lizzo people are gonna talk, but you have power in your voice. thank you for inspiring me.”