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Diddy Replies to Twitter Backlash Over Instagram Live Session With Lizzo
"I don't need child services knocking on my door right now, you understand?"
On Sunday, Diddy spent most of the day broadcasting on Instagram Live. After announcing a virtual 'Dance-A-Thon' to raise money for healthcare workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, he chatted with Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez. However, his sessions with Lizzo and Draya Michele quickly made the rounds on Twitter.
During the broadcast with Lizzo, Diddy abruptly told the Grammy-winning rapper to stop twerking. Later on when Draya did the same, however, Diddy didn't interrupt.
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"When Lizzo was twerking it's not family-friendly," one Twitter user said. "But when a skinny girl does it, it's all fun & games?"
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Diddy replied later via his Instagram story. "There's one thing that I want to make clear," he said. "My queen, my sister Lizzo, when I stopped the music it was because it had a lot of curses in there, not because she was twerking." Popular Instagram account The Shade Room posted both videos side-by-side.
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"She's one of the best twerkers in the world, okay?" Diddy continued. "Let's keep that clear. It wasn't about twerking. You're allowed to twerk on Easter. There was a lot of cursing in the record. And I don't need child services knocking on my door right now...so that's why I stopped the record. But Lizzo, we love you and everybody stop looking for the negative, look at the positive!"