“We ain’t free till we’re all free” – Lizzo

American artist Lizzo has shown her support for Palestine, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo amid the devastating genocide and famine,

This comes as universities and colleges around the world hold protests on campus urging institutions to take a stand against the war in Gaza and call for a ceasefire.

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Taking to Instagram, Lizzo said: “I just want to take a second and give a personal thank you to all of the activists who have been working tirelessly to help the liberation and the freedom of the people who have been genocided all over the world, specifically Palestine, Sudan and the Congo,”

In her video statement she also paid her respects to the activists who have been fighting for these causes.

“As someone who has worked closely with activists, I know the toll it can take on your mental and your physical and it can feel thankless so if you have not heard it today, thank you.

“Your work is not in vain. You have helped so many people, you have saved literal lives and, on a personal note, you have activated me.”

She also took the time to explain why it has taken her a long time to take a stand. While the protests have been growing steadily over the last few weeks, the calls for a ceasefire began a little after October 7.

“I’m not saying this to make excuses, nor do I want sympathy. I just haven’t been able to be transparent with y’all in a long time.

“This has been weighing on my heart to share with y’all. The people in my life who love and care about me, they helped me get out of this dark space.

I appreciate them, kind words from people on the internet, they really motivated me, but also the activism that I’ve been seeing has been extremely motivating.

Y’all have really motivated me to get my a– up and get back to who I am.”

Lizzo will be sharing avenues to help families in the aforementioned countries and charities in the coming weeks.

“I have been reaching out to activists seeing how I can help and stay tuned for more information on how you can help these ongoing genocides in the world because we ain’t free ’til we all free,” Lizzo said.

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