On Easter Sunday, Glamour reported that Sean “Diddy” Combs hosted a dance-a-thon via Instagram Live on Sunday, April 12, to raise money for coronavirus relief efforts. Artists like Lizzo, Drake, and even his ex Jennifer Lopez took part. It was a pretty adorable idea for an Easter Sunday, seeing as how many people around the country are self-isolating away from friends and family amid the pandemic. However, the rapper faced controversy after the live stream came to an end.
Twitter users were up in arms on Monday, April 13, after noticing the difference between Diddy’s apparent treatment of Lizzo and former Basketball Wives star Draya Michele.
When Lizzo joined the Instagram Live, she showed off a thank-you card for health workers before dancing to Moneybagg Yo’s “1 2 3.” But once she started twerking, Diddy—who was dancing with his sons, Justin, Quincy, and Christian—brought the whole thing to a halt. “Whoa, whoa, whoa,” Diddy said after turning the song off. “It’s Easter Sunday…. Let’s play something a little bit family-friendly,” he told the “Truth Hurts” artist.
Lizzo immediately apologized. “Sorry, sorry, sorry,” she said repeatedly, with her hand on her head. “Let’s do something fun…play something I can bop to.” Personally, I think she was bopping just fine!
Then, later in the broadcast, Draya twerked to her heart’s content (as she should!) to Juvenile’s “Back That Azz Up.” ”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.”
Many fans weren’t amused by what seemed to be Diddy’s wildly different reactions to the same moves by Lizzo and Draya. “Lizzo started twerking on Diddy’s IG live & Diddy talking bout stop it’s Easter Sunday but Draya twerks on that same live & there are no issues,” one person tweeted. “Y’all can’t even hide y’all disdain for fat women & I hate it.”
Lizzo started twerking on Diddy’s IG live & Diddy talking bout stop its Easter Sunday but Draya twerks on that same live & there are no issues. Y’all can’t even hide yall disdain for fat women & I hate it.
— Hoodrat Barbie (@ItsssJQ) April 13, 2020
(origianally pubished by Yahoo)