Lizzo makes tearful admission about mental health, says 'money doesn’t buy you happiness'

Megan Sims
·2 min read

Listen up! Lizzo says it’s OK to not be OK. OK?!

On Sunday, the 32-year-old singer posted an emotional video to TikTok. “You can be the coolest, most richest person ever and it doesn’t buy you f***ing happiness,” she said. “Money doesn’t buy you happiness. Fame only puts a magnifying glass on the s*** that you already have. And if that s*** is f***ed up, you’re just going to have even more magnified f***ed up s*** in situations where it doesn’t even seem valid or like you’re even supposed to feel that way so it f***s you up even more because you feel super f***ing ungrateful.”

The "Truth Hurts" singer has been known to speak up about mental health and the importance of self-love (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/FilmMagic)
The "Truth Hurts" singer has been known to speak up about mental health and the importance of self-love (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/FilmMagic)

Lizzo added that people with “internal issues” need to work on healing themselves from within because trying to attain fame, fortune and success will not fix what’s really wrong.

“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,” she explained as she began to tear up. “And I’m working on it too, but today is just not a good day. I just want everybody to know that it’s OK to not have a good day even when it seems like you should.”

Though the Grammy winner has garnered a following with her body-positivity posts, urging fans to love themselves, she has also been open about mental and emotional health. In June 2019, Lizzo took to Instagram to discuss her ongoing battle with depression, and she also explained why self-love is so important to her.

“I’m depressed and there’s no one I can talk to because there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Life hurts,” her text in the video read. She then captioned the post, “I self-love so hard because everything feels like rejection... it feel like the whole world be ghostin me sometimes. Sad af today. But this too shall pass. S/O all the messages of love. Thank you.”

In a November 2019 interview with British Vogue, she admitted that her struggles with anxiety have influenced her music.

“I don’t know why, but my anxiety sometimes fuels who I am as a performer and who I am as an artist,” Lizzo said. “I don’t know if my body just, like, out of a desperate need to find a place for my anxiety or find a use for it, takes it and puts it there.”

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