Lizzo took down recent bodyshamers in the most iconic way during her VMA acceptance speech

“Bitch, I'm winning…”

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“Bitch, I'm winning…”

You'll have seen by now that the MTV VMA's were hosted on Sunday - that's Video Music Awards, FYI.

Stars like Taylor Swift, Blackpink, and Lizzo were in attendance, with all three winning awards on the night.

While Taylor won awards for Best Video, Best Longform Video and Best Diretion for All Too Well , Lizzo snatched the award for Video For Good on the night.

That said, she's no stranger to trolling and abuse. Just last month, American comedian Aries Spears took a swipe at Lizzo, commenting on her weight. Several body-shaming insults were thrown, including the highly unnecessary comment: "Her music’s hard… but her body ain’t."

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 28: Lizzo (L) accepts the Song for Good award from Bebe Rexha onstage at the 2022 MTV VMAs at Prudential Center on August 28, 2022 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for MTV/Paramount Global)

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On Monday night, during her acceptance speech, she addressed his comments for the first time. Understandably, she has some thoughts to share on the matter.

She said: "And now, to the bitches that got something to say about me in the press. You know what, I'm not gonna say nothing. They be like, why don't you clapback? Why don't you clap back? Bitch, because I'm winning. I'm winning!”

In short, the star has decided not to waste energy addressing the harsh critiques and instead focus on all of the wins in her life - from the VMA's, to the Grammy's, to the BT Awards.

She's an internationally renowned artist proving that, while harsh comments can hurt, there's more to life than letting them get you down. 

She teaches a valuable lesson in how to reframe negative thoughts - it's all too easy to get caught up in what others think of you, especially when you're someone who exists in the public eye. But seeing the singer handle negativity with grace and self love is inspiring, to say the least.

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 28: Taylor Swift attends the 2022 MTV VMAs at Prudential Center on August 28, 2022 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Catherine Powell/Getty Images for MTV/Paramount Global )

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Not to mention the fact that every body is different, and will look different, and so commenting on anyone's weight so disparagingly and publicly isn't cool.

In other body positive celebrity news, just last week, Lili Reinhart opened up about why she slammed Kim Kardashian for her Met Gala weight loss and Kate Moss shared her reasoning behind her infamous "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels" mantra. (Spoiler alert: it wasn't actually hers).

We couldn't have handled it better ourselves. All hail queen Lizzo!

Ally Head
Health, Sustainability and Relationships Editor

Ally Head is Marie Claire UK's Health, Sustainability, and Relationships Editor, eight-time marathoner, and Boston Qualifying runner. Day-to-day, she works across site strategy, features, and e-commerce, reporting on the latest health updates, writing the must-read health and wellness content, and rounding up the genuinely sustainable and squat-proof gym leggings worth *adding to basket*. She regularly hosts panels and presents for things like the MC Sustainability Awards, has an Optimum Nutrition qualification, and saw nine million total impressions on the January 2023 Wellness Issue she oversaw, with health page views up 98% year on year, too. Follow Ally on Instagram for more or get in touch.