Kelly Price Opens Up About Her Weight-Loss Experience
Kelly Price is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and reality personality who has collaborated with artists such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Jermaine Dupri, and LL Cool J, to name a few.
Her version of “As We Lay,” published in 2000, earned her a household name, but since then, she’s largely worked as a background singer. Her weight has always been a factor in her refusal to join the mainstream.
Kelly Price on the Backlash She’s Getting for Her Weight
Since the beginning of her career, Price has been singled out by the media for her weight and weight loss struggle.
During an interview with The Breakfast Club on April 6, 2021, the songwriter of “Friend of Mine” discussed her experience with weight reduction and fat-shaming in the music industry.
Many people informed her that she didn’t “fit the profile” of a mainstream musician.
The R&B Diva revealed that she backed out of a record deal with Jive Records after an executive told her she needed to lose weight because “nobody wants to see a fat girl sing,” as he put it.
Price stated that if she didn’t reach the record label’s desired weight, her plans would have been canceled.
She also discussed an experience with a group at Daddy’s House who ridiculed her during a recording session because of her weight.
Despite the fact that she has shed a large amount of weight since her early days, she blamed the media and the industry as a whole for pressuring her to appear a specific way in the interview.
Kelly Price on Body Confidence
Lizzo, an American singer, rapper, and songwriter, recently posted a TikTok video with the message “From one fat girl to y’all” to discuss how some people can’t seem to lose weight since that’s how their bodies are naturally built.
Price, who is a big fan of Lizzo, talked about how musicians like Lizzo are promoting body-positive messages and shifting the narrative of what beauty is all about through their platforms.
The 48-year-old discussed how to label executives’ remarks and body-shaming comments from her own fans impacted her confidence as a performer in her early years. She also admitted to using rigorous diets and workouts to lose weight.
Price wished she had had Lizzo’s confidence when she was her age, and that if she had, she would have made better judgments in her professional and personal life.
“She’s quite significant.” People frequently inquire about her. Because I wasn’t there when she was her age, I admire her for loving herself in the skin she’s in. I wasn’t like that.”
Many people have commented on how superficial the music industry has become, and how appearances have been valued far more than true talent.
We’d want to see more body diversity in the music industry!
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