Watch: Lizzo appeals to fans to keep their distance from her in public during pandemic
Lizzo has asked fans to keep at least six feet away from her in public, insisting "It's not you, it's me, I'm not trying to catch nothing."
As rates of the Delta variant of COVID-19 continue to rise in the US the Good As Hell singer declared "People being real sloppy with personal space", and appealed to her 10.9 million Instagram followers not to approach her if they see her in the street.
Lizzo, 33, said in a video posted on social media: "This is a public service announcement I am just putting this out there right now. 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 six feet.
“This s**t [coronavirus] is coming back - COVID, and people being real sloppy with personal space.”
The Truth Hurts singer insisted "I'm not trying to be rude", but said if people invaded her personal space she would be forced to spray sanitiser at them to protect herself from catching coronavirus.
She added "It's not you, it's me. I’m not trying to catch nothing. I don’t even want to catch feelings, b***h."
Lizzo went on to explain that her attitude had nothing to do with her celebrity status, but she simply wanted to protect herself and her loved ones.
The Juice singer said: “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. Do 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 co-workers 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!"
Lizzo warned: "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.”
The star concluded by telling fans: "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."