Lizzo isn’t about to let anyone stop her from feeling good as hell. After someone on Twitter said that Lizzo is only popular because of the “obesity epidemic” currently plaguing America, the “Truth Hurts” singer had to deliver some actual truth to the troll and clapped back in the best way.

On December 20th, a Twitter user who goes by “Dr Boyce Watkins” tweeted out a hot take on why Lizzo’s popularity has skyrocketed in recent months.

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This tweet gained enough traction that it showed up on Lizzo’s radar, and the singer felt the need to address it. Her main point was that her fame actually has nothing to do with her image—as should be the case for everyone who is recognized for their talent.

She didn’t just drop the mic. She threw the whole mic stand off the stage.

And she had her army of Lizzbians behind her. “@lizzo is popular because she is free,” one Twitter user explained. “No matter what anyone thinks or says; she continues to live her life. She is confident and bold where as others hide and falsify themselves to be something else. Flawless beauty inside and out.”

“She’s not your patient, and it’s highly inappropriate for you to be opining on her medical condition on a public forum,” another shot back. “Physician, heal thyself.”

And another person pointed out the odd double standard here: if Watkins is going to call out Lizzo for her weight, then they need to address the other issues that run rampant in the music industry.

There were so many good tweets of support. It’s worth reading through all the replies attached to Lizzo’s clapback.

Unfortunately, there will always be naysayers and haters in the world. But thankfully, we can all learn how to better handle them by taking Lizzo’s confidence and ability to draft an expert clap back as an example.