Ariana Grande defends Lizzo after her fans get #LizzoIsOverParty trending on Twitter
5 November 2019, 16:11 | Updated: 24 February 2020, 15:42
Lizzo's 'Good As Hell' recently reached No.6 on the Billboard Hot 100 – but Ariana's fans think it's all down to her.
We all know that fandoms can be extremely messy and Ariana Grande's fandom are only proving that right now. The Arianators don't play when it comes to the 'thank u, next' singer – and now they are gunning for Lizzo. Ariana Grande's fans are dragging Lizzo for not crediting her for "helping" 'Good As Hell' get to No.6 in the Billboard Hot 100… even though she doesn't feature on the original song.
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Basically, Lizzo – born Melissa Viviane Jefferson – is seeing a ridiculous amount of success right now and fans are discovering her old music. Lizzo's 'Truth Hurts' hit No.1 on the Billboard charts, despite being released two years ago. Well, now the singer's 2016 bop 'Good As Hell' is getting the same treatment.
On 4 November, Billboard revealed that 'Good As Hell' is at No.6 – just below 'Truth Hurts' at No. 5. The rise comes as Ariana jumped on the track, which was previously at No.14, after Lizzo invited her to do a remix.
Lizzo was clearly excited about it all, and tweeted: "Good as hell is 3 years old... baby how you feelin?!" Ariana commented on it too, and said: "ayeeeeee ! get it sis !!!!!! love u ! congrats on another smash [sic]!"
ayeeeeee ! get it sis !!!!!! love u ! congrats on another smash !— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 4, 2019
Although Ariana was obviously very happy to see Lizzo achieve the accolade, her fans were not so impressed. Some said that Ari should have been credited by Billboard for giving 'Good As Hell' a boost, you know, despite the fact that the original version is currently outperforming the remix. Meanwhile, others argued that Lizzo should have shouted Ariana out in her tweet too.
Soon, Ariana fans started the #LizzoIsOverParty hashtag in an attempt to cancel her.
#LizzoIsOverParty Ariana Grande deserves to be credited on “Good As Hell.” L*zzo wouldn’t have gotten into Top 10 without Ariana— bt (@btgrande) November 4, 2019
Others stepped in to defend Lizzo, insisting there was no need for credit Ariana.
if she was a skinny white pop girl y’all wouldn’t say shit and you just hate to see black women succeeding #LizzoIsOverParty— 𝗆𝗂ʸᵘʰ 12 ✰ 28 (@Y2KCORBYN) November 4, 2019
Im confused at where the controversy is??? The song that’s on the charts is the one Lizzo released 3 years ago and Ariana isn’t even in it. The one that Ariana’s featured in has her credited so..... how is #LizzoIsOverParty fair lol like she literally was credited— Anna (@AnnaXEliza) November 4, 2019
#LizzoIsOverParty 1) It's a remix. 2) It's billboard's fault for not naming her on the song, not Lizzo's. 3) If you actually look up the song, she does actually give her credit. pic.twitter.com/eqfo2QERO1— Voodoo (@WitchyFood) November 4, 2019
good as hell was already popular before the ari remix... that’s why ari remixed it.— aidan ♡☾*:･ﾟ (@aiidaannn) November 4, 2019
lizzo didn’t have anything to do with the credits... that was billboard.
as an arianator myself, this is ridiculous...
so keep clowning. 🤡#LizzoIsOverParty pic.twitter.com/7J9GpsbQ6w
Ariana even addressed her fans for their toxic behaviour on Twitter.
She said: "Baby girl! If our remix outsold or out streamed the OG, my name would be there. But it didn't! It's not like she woke up and told them what to write! That is not how these things work.
"I'm so happy to have supported or helped in any way! We have so much. Be happy for her. Love."