Lizzo Defends Her Thong-Baring Outfit at the Lakers Game

Lizzo is unbothered by the criticism she's received over her racy outfit at the Los Angeles Lakers game.

Lizzo is unbothered by the criticism she's received over her racy outfit at the Los Angeles Lakers vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves game on Sunday in L.A.

The 31-year-old singer's outfit -- a black T-shirt dress that was cut out in the back to reveal her thong -- caused controversy when cameras cut to her twerking when her song, "Juice," came on. Some commented that the outfit was inappropriate since there were children present at the game, while others applauded her confidence and claimed that if she was skinnier, people wouldn't have as much of an issue with it.

Lizzo responded in an Instagram Live video on Monday and said she's definitely not going to change who she is.

"Who I am and the essence of me and the things that I choose to do as a grown-a** woman can inspire you to do the same," she said. "You don't have to be like me. You need to be like you. And never ever let somebody stop you or shame you from being yourself."

Lizzo went on to note that criticism doesn't faze her whatsoever.

"Like, this is who I've always been," she noted. "Now everyone's looking at it and your criticism can just remain your criticism. Your criticism has no effect on me. Negative criticism has no stake in my life, no control over my life, over my emotions. I'm the happiest I've ever been, I'm surrounded by love."

The singer concluded her video with a sassy message for her haters.

"I just wanna spread that love and also spread these cheeks," she cracked. "And you know what, if you really don't like my a**, you can kiss it. 'Cause kissing it makes it go away, I promise."

ET spoke with Lizzo in August, when she talked about her music spreading good vibes to her fans. She said that she hoped her music could be a type of "therapy" for people, just as it has been for her all these years.

"It's definitely intentional; I want to feel good," she said. "When I was younger, I had a friend who was always helping me out with self-care, and he would be like, 'You got to take some time to meditate, you got to eat bagels with cream cheese and you got to chill,' and I was like, 'You are so good at this! You are so good at being happy.' And he was like, 'I am only good at being happy because I was so sad' ... and it’s the same with me. I need this music to be my therapy because I have been so low and I refuse to live life like that anymore."

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