(Republicaninformer.com)- Mega pop singer Lizzo has made the preposterous assertion that pop music itself is “inherently racist.” She argues that the genre was designed to exclude black artists from mainstream music with the intention to ghettoize them in genres like R&B. Lizzo’s allegation is ridiculous, but she has stood by it.
Lizzo, whose net worth is reported to be approximately $12 million, was asked about the experience of being a black artist performing “pop music,” which the magazine referred to as having a “white feeling.”
“Well, the genre is intrinsically racist,” Lizzo said.
She believes that if people did any sort of study, they would discover that there was racial music, and then there was pop music. She said parents didn’t want their kids listening to music created by black and brown people because they said it was demonic and” yada yada yada.” She said, “race music was their way of segregating Black [sic] artists from being mainstream.”
The singer briefly alluded to two black women who have succeeded in the mainstream music industry: Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. However, she and the magazine strangely neglected to mention many other black music singers, like Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Beyonce, Lionel Ritchie, Prince, John Legend, and Alicia Keys, among others.
Lizzo promoted her Yitty line of plus-size clothing on Friday by posting a slow-motion video on Instagram in which she twerked while only wearing her panties. The video was shot in slo-mo.
Lizzo was featured on the cover of the November issue of Vanity Fair magazine for an interview in which she discussed topics such as having an abortion, being overweight, and twerking while playing the crystal flute that belonged to President James Madison. The pop artist also responded to the charge that her music is geared toward a predominantly white audience.
“I am not making music for white people,” she repeatedly stated throughout the interview.
Despite the fact that this assertion is made, the pop diva in question has collaborated on the majority of her most recent three albums with white songwriters and producers.
Additionally, she has co-written several of her most successful songs with the all-white rock band X Ambassadors.