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Visibly Emotional Lizzo Lays Out The Reality Of Having Fame And Fortune In Candid TikTok Video


Singer and flutist Lizzo has never been one to disappoint when it comes to getting real on social media.

Known for her songs like “Juice” and “Truth Hurts,” and her unique performances with a flute, Lizzo is becoming equally well-known for her commentary surrounding mental health and body positivity.

In true Lizzo form, on one of her most recent “bad days,” Lizzo took to her latest platform, TikTok, to talk about the importance of finding it within yourself to be happy.

You can watch the full video here:


♬ original sound – lizzo

Lizzo explained: 

“Hey, I’m just logging on to say, you can be the coolest, most richest person ever, and it doesn’t buy you f**king happiness. Money doesn’t buy you happiness.”

“Fame only puts a magnifying glass on the s**t you already have, and if that s**t is f**ked up, you’re just going to have even more magnified, f**ked up s**t situations where it doesn’t even feel valid, or like you’re not supposed to feel that way.”

“Then it f**ks you up even more, because you feel super f**king ungrateful.”

She then suggested looking inside for answers instead.

“I’m just telling everyone now, anyone who has internal issues or has any type of self problems that they need to work out, work out now because money, fame, or success or even getting older doesn’t really fix that s**t.”

“You need to just do it.”

“Do the inner work, do the inner work, because no matter where you are, it’s always going to haunt you like a f***ing ghost.”

Lizzo then admitted that not every day would be as good as the last. 

“And I’m working on it, too, but today is just not a good day, and I just want everyone to know it’s okay not to have a good day, even when you feel like you should.”

The words came out faster and faster with the artist breaking into tears at the very end.

TikTokers were thoroughly touched by Lizzo’s admission and advice. 


Some also reached out to Lizzo and encouraged her to keep going. 


Though it can be really hard to continue moving forward when you struggle with your mental health, there are ways of handling it and finding joy in the smaller things.

McKenzie Lynn Tozan

Written by McKenzie Lynn Tozan

McKenzie Lynn Tozan lives in North Chicago, where she works as a poet, freelance writer, and editor. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University, and her BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Her poems have appeared in Rogue Agent, Whale Road Review, the James Franco Review, Thank You for Swallowing, and elsewhere; and her essays and book reviews have appeared with Memoir Mixtapes, The Rumpus, BookPage, and Motherly, among others. When she's not reading and writing, she's in her garden or spending time with her family. For more, visit