Whilst not a newcomer by any means, Lizzo's meteoric rise of late has been incredible to watch. She has been quietly working behind the scenes for years, before bursting into mainstream recognition in the past year.
That rise has culminated in a cover appearance for Elle's latest issue, which sees the "Juice" rapper open up about her own struggles with self-love:
"I take self-love very seriously. And I take it seriously because when I was younger, I wanted to change everything about myself," she admitted.
"I didn't love who I was. And the reason I didn't love who I was is because I was told I wasn't lovable by the media, by [people at] school, by not seeing myself in beauty ads, by not seeing myself in television...by lack of representation. My self-hatred got so bad that I was fantasizing about being other people...
But you can't live your life trying to be somebody else. What's the point?
She also goes on to talk about how difficult it was to keep going with her career at times, admitting she often thought about giving up:
"I just felt like I was throwing music into the world and not even making a splash," she said. "I said, 'If I stop making music now, nobody would f--king care.'"
Thankfully for us, Lizzo kept going. "So I just made the decision to keep going as an artist," she said.
Make sure to check out her track Juice now! Peep the music video up top and stream on Spotify down below.