Lizzo is trash

Why Lizzo great ‘til she’s gotta be great? I stayed quiet for Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, but this one is too much for me. “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo has to be one of the worst, if not the worst, songs I have ever heard. For me, Lizzo sounds a lot like Cardi B, if Cardi B was a lot worse and had worse beats.

Let’s take a look at the lyrics to one of her hit songs, “Truth Hurts.” There aren’t a whole lot of surprises here, with the meaning of the sentences and words hitting one over the head. It lacks overall creativity and sounds a lot more like Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street doing slam poetry. I’d have to give the creative edge to Jonah Hill, however.
Many other people share a similar sentiment with me, as well.

“I’m not a fan of Lizzo at all,” Jack Hartman ‘21 said. “Her music sucks and it doesn’t even make sense.”
Rather than a normal song, it’s Lizzo speaking bluntly about past experiences she has had with dating men and looks like it belongs on a blog, if anywhere.

People are calling her things like, “Queen” and “God” because they think she went off when she said, “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that b****.” First of all, what does that even mean? Secondly, the only thing she’s going off is the deep end. Lastly, the line is very overused and annoying.

“It’s so overrated, it gets overplayed and I can’t stand hearing it now,” Tessa Carlascio ‘20 said. “I just don’t get the hype.”

The repetitive behavior of the song furthermore makes it a tough one to listen to. A ‘Musical Legend’ of today, like Jay-Z, can make the repetitive wording work in “N****s in Paris” because of the solid beat and deeper meaning of the lyrics. According to genius.com, “N****s in Paris” thematically references the long history of African Americans fleeing to Paris to escape racism and other rights denied in their country. Lizzo, however, just rants about her (alleged) poor experience in dating men.

The shoddy lyrics aren’t even my least favorite part of the song. The honky-tonk beat in the background the whole time is absolutely horrific, and genuinely makes me question the current state of humanity, if this is the type of song that can go viral. Every time it comes on at the gym, or in the car, I have to skip the song or turn on my own music.

Beyond the music itself, I don’t think Lizzo is spreading a good message. I do believe it’s very important for everybody to be comfortable in their own skin, especially young teens. I actually really like that Lizzo is spreading a positive message in that sense.

However, I don’t think that obesity, especially amongst adolescents, should be looked at under a positive light. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is the leading cause of death amongst Americans and can lead to several other health complications, including heart disease, strokes, diabetes I thought it and some types of cancer.

“Lizzo is just sending a bad message out,” Hartman said. “It is so dumb that people are being tricked into thinking that obesity is okay.”

Similar feelings are echoed across other students.

“It’s not a great message to send,” Chris Allegretti ‘21 said. “Obesity is a serious problem that shouldn’t be positively looked at.”

In “Water Me” she sings, “thank god, thank god, I’m gettin’ thicker.” I think it may be time for Lizzo to realize that obesity is a serious issue that can cause several serious health complications. The same message is really across the board with her, saying, ‘slow songs, they for skinny hoes,’ in her recently released song “Tempo.”

Whether or not she’d like to get ‘thicker’ is her own business, and it wouldn’t be fair for me to judge her based on that. However, with the audience she has, it’s not a good message to be sending.

“I saw a video of elementary school kids singing her song,” Ryan Iannone ‘20 said. “She’s exposing these kids to derogatory language and sexual acts they shouldn’t be taught.”

Lizzo is not the artist people make her out to be, and sometimes the truth hurts. And that’s the tea, sis.