Diddy stopped the music during his dance-off when Lizzo started twerking, angering a lot of fans.
“Whoa, whoa, whoa. It’s Easter Sunday…. Let’s play something a little bit family-friendly”, he told Lizzo.
Diddy’s censoring would have been fine, it was Easter Sunday after all, but his aversion to sexy dancing wasn’t anywhere to be seen when Draya Michele was shaking her derriere on his IG Live,
”Yo, Draya, we’re proud of that. You killed that,” Diddy told her once the song ended. “I think that was one of the top performances.”
Fans took issue with that, and many saw Diddy’s Draya praise as hypocritical.
If you don’t believe society treats Lizzo differently because she’s a fat dark-skinned Black woman, then there’s nothing for us to discuss. Actually, it’s EVERYTHING for us to discuss but it will exhaust me that you’re insulting your own intelligence.
— Preston Mitchum (@PrestonMitchum) April 13, 2020
diddy said he paused lizzo because the record HE chose had “too much” cursing YET he allowed draya to twerk to the explicit version of Back Dat AZZ Up which again HE chose and y’all somehow came to the conclusion that his explanation was sufficient, honest and not full of shit… pic.twitter.com/wXnqEGjcl9
— Bejá (@writtenbybeja) April 13, 2020
So Lizzo twerks on @Diddy's live stream and he cuts the music off and scolds her. Then Draya comes onto Diddy's livestream and twerks, and he loves it and allows her to continue.
At least he's fatphobic with his chest. Disappointed but not surprised.
— Stephy (@StephanieYeboah) April 13, 2020
Diddy later tried to explain that he stopped Lizzo’s dancing because there was too much cursing in the song, but some fans pointed out that when Draya was playing Back that Azz Up, he said nothing.
“There’s one thing I want to make clear. My queen, my sister, Lizzo. When I stopped the music, it was ’cause it had a lot of curses in there.”
“Lizzo we love you, and everybody stop looking for the negative! Look for the positive.”
Puffy was holding the Easter dance-a-thon collect funds for coronavirus relief.