Diddy Accused of Fat-Shaming After Asking Lizzo to Stop Twerking

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 25: Sean "Diddy" Combs attends the REVOLT X AT&T 3-Day Summit In Los Angeles - Day 1 at Magic Box on October 25, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for REVOLT)

Diddy is facing some backlash after interrupting Lizzo's twerking during an Instagram Live Dance-A-Thon. 😅

During a celebrity fundraiser for Direct Relief to support healthcare workers fighting against the coronavirus, Diddy interjected on Lizzo's dancing as she broke it down to an explicit version of Moneybagg Yo and Blac Youngsta's "1 2 3."

"Whoa, whoa, whoa! Stop the music," Diddy jumped in and said. "It's Easter Sunday, let's play something a little bit family-friendly."

In response, Lizzo apologized several times over and seemed to be a little embarrassed. She then suggested playing something "fun" that she could "bop to" instead, like her song "Juice." (It's worth noting that Puff and his sons were the ones in control of the music.)

But, when model Draya Michele was twerking to Juvenile's "Back That Azz Up," she faced zero disagreement, prompting some fans to question why Diddy felt the need to stop Lizzo from shaking her rump and not others.

"When Lizzo was twerking it's not 'family-friendly' but when a skinny girl does it, it's all fun & games????" commented one Twitter user.

As other comments started to pour in accusing Puff of fat-shaming, the hip-hop mogul shared a video explaining why he put a pause on Lizzo's moment in the dance circle.

"There's one thing that I want to make clear. My queen, my sister Lizzo, when I stopped the music, it was 'cause it had a lot of curses in there, not 'cause she was twerking. She's one of the best twerkers in the world, okay? Let's keep that clear," Diddy said. "It wasn't about twerking. You're allowed to twerk on Easter. There was a lot of cursing in the record and and I don't need child services knocking on my door right now, you understand? So that's why I stopped the record. But Lizzo, we love you, and everybody stop looking for the negative, look at the positive, man."

Lizzo then reposted the video on her Instagram Story along with a few emojis.

Outside of the twerking controversy, Diddy's virtual fundraiser looked pretty lit.

Among other highlights, LeBron and Bronny James joined in on the fun, and Drake danced along with the younger Combs to his hit "Toosie Slide" and discussed his new album. 🔥


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