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Lizzo has a Vision Problem

According to Music Diva Lizzo:

Pop Music "Genre's Racist Inherently"-

What the hell is she talking about?

Lizzo is 34 years old, her lifetime has been filled with Black Pop Artists, she broke no racial barriers in her career. NONE.


Don't believe me?

Troy Smith, writer at cleveland.com, enumerated the Biggest Pop Star in the World, by Year, Since 1979. Instead of arguing with Smith's list, like we usually do, we are going to take him at his word because we HATE pop music. So below will be the year, followed by the biggest pop artist of that year, according to Smith, and my reaction.


1979 - Donna Summer - Black / Woman

1980 - Billy Joel

1981 - Diana Ross - Black / Woman

1982 - John Cougar

1983 - Michael Jackson - Black

1984 - Prince - Black

1985 - Madonna - Woman

1986 - Whitney Houston - Black / Woman

1987 - Whitney Houston - Black / Woman

1988 - George Michael - LGBT

1989 - Bobby Brown - Black

1990 - MC Hammer - Black

1991 - Mariah Carey - Bi-Racial / Woman

1992 - Michael Jackson - Black

1993 - Whitney Houston - Black / Woman

1994 - Mariah Carey - Bi-Racial / Woman

1995 - Sheryl Crow - Woman

1996 - Alanis Morissette - Woman

1997 - Puff Daddy - Black


1998 - Celine Dion - Woman

1999 - Britney Spears - Woman


Hey, casual reader, you starting to see a pattern yet? I sure do. Pop mostly sucks. In 2018, I made a list of the Top 150 Songs of All Time. Number of pop songs on that list? ONE. 1973's The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia by Vicky Lawrence.


I HATE POP, but pop artists like Michael Jackson are omnipresent in our culture. Even if I don't like Michael Jackson, I am well aware of his work.


Let's get back to the business at hand.

2000 - Christina Aguilera - Woman

2001 - Jennifer Lopez - Hispanic / Woman

2002 - Eminem

This is the first artist that I actually own music from. I enjoyed the Slim Shady LP


2003 - 50 Cent - Black

2004 - Usher - Black

2005 - Kelly Clarkson - Woman

2006 - Justin Timberlake

2007 - Carrie Underwood - Woman

2008 - Lil Wayne - Black

Even though I don't own the song, I thought 6 foot 7 foot was one of the best videos ever made.


2009 - Taylor Swift - Woman

2010 - Lady Gaga - Woman

2011 - Adele - Woman

2012 - Adele - Woman

2013 - Bruno Mars - Hispanic (?)

2014 - Taylor Swift - Woman

2015 - Taylor Swift - Woman

2016 - Justin Bieber

2017 - Kendrick Lamar - Black

2018 - Drake - Black


Alright, alright, the article was published in 2019, so you get the gist.

Why isn't anyone calling Lizzo out for patently false statements? What's her angle for even making such outlandish claims?


One of the biggest pop hits of 2020 was WAP by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. It was so brazen, even Madonna wouldn't have been able to get away with it. WAP wasn't some obscure song, it was a #1 hit with a half a billion views on YouTube.



Lizzo can't even say she was the first Black / Woman / Plus Size Pop Singer with a number one hit, that would be Aretha Franklin. Surely Lizzo has heard the song RESPECT, #1 single on the singles charts from an album that peaked at #2 on the albums chart.


So even if Lizzo's argument is "every record company is looking for the next Taylor Swift."




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