Do the inner work.
That's what Lizzo told fans in a candid TikTok shared this week, in which the dressed-down singer, wearing hoop earrings and a hair towel, explains to fans what her life is really like behind the scenes.
"Hey, I'm just logging on to say you can be like, the coolest, most richest person ever and it doesn't buy you fucking happiness. Money doesn't buy you happiness," the 32-year-old says to the camera, appearing much less energetic than usual.
She continues: "Fame only puts a magnifying glass on the shit that you already have. And if that shit is fucked up, you're just going to have even more magnified, fucked-up shit in situations where it doesn't even seem valid, or like, you're even like, supposed to feel that way, and so it fucks you up even more because you feel super fucking ungrateful."
Lizzo then goes on to implore her fans to explore what they might have going on in their lives, saying: "I'm just telling everyone now, anyone who has internal issues, or has like any type of self problems that they need to work out, work out now. Because money, fame, or success or even getting older doesn't really fix that shit. You need to just, like do it, do the inner work, do the inner work, because no matter where you are if you don't, it's going to haunt you like a fucking ghost." Good shout, Lizzo.
Interestingly, the video was posted right after Lizzo spent the day twerking on a yacht. We contain multitudes, y'all.
Catch the full TikTok clip just below.
If you're struggling with your mental health, there are plenty of ways to seek help. Jump on over to Headspace (ages 12-25) or call Lifeline (all ages) on 13 11 14 to speak to someone. Kids Helpline has some great resources on their website, too, and a 24/7 call line at 1800 55 1800.
Written by Sangeeta Kocharekar, an American-born, Sydney-based writer at MTV. Photos from her pre-COVID-19 days as a travel writer are here.