Lizzo Asks Fans for '6 Feet' of Space: 'I Ain't Trying to Catch COVID'
In a "public service announcement" to her fans, Lizzo asked that everyone give her 6 feet of space for her physical and mental health.
In an Instagram Live, Lizzo said, "I don't care who you are. You could be the nicest person. You could be vaccinated. You could be quadruple vaccinated. If you see me, please give me 6 feet. This s--- is coming back. COVID. And people being real sloppy with personal space."
COVID-19 cases have increased by 170% in the last two weeks, with nearly all — 83% — caused by the delta variant.
While holding a mini bottle of Lysol spray,Lizzo said that she would spritz anyone who gets too close.
"It's not you! It's me. I'm not trying to catch nothing. I don't even want to catch feelings, bitch. You think I'm trying to catch COVID?"
And Lizzo warned that she's "going to be slightly rude about it" if people run into her out in public.
"Don't think, 'Oh she's a celebrity, she thinks she's all that.' It's not that booboo. You know what I think I am? Healthy. You know what I think I am? COVID-free. You know what I think I am? Full of vitamin D and vitamin C. You know what I think I am? Safe for my family and friends to be around, and my coworkers and teammates. That's who I think I am."
"So if y'all see me in the street, come up on me, want to hug, want to shake my hand, want to kiss me on the cheek, don't do it. Don't do it. Cause I ain't trying to catch this mother---ing virus that's coming back. It got way too mother---ing close. It got WAY…it got THIS motherf---ing close. And I don't play that. I'm about to be rude. I'm nice, you know what I'm saying? But this virus gonna have me acting up, I'm gonna be mean."
Lizzo urged her followers to be just as cautious.
"I love y'all, and I want y'all to be the same way. Protect yourselves. Wear your masks."
"And until this is cleared up and we know what the f--- this variant is and who it affects — stay safe my friends."