Lizzo says she and Obama are ‘friends now’ after he added her to his music playlist

Singer Lizzo said that she and former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTrump on his ‘chosen one’ remark: ‘It was sarcasm’ Kentucky basketball coach praises Obama after golf round: ‘He is a really serious golfer’ Biden evokes 1968, asks voters to imagine if Obama had been assassinated MORE are “friends now” after he added her song “Juice” to his and former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObamas reportedly buying Martha’s Vineyard mansion The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump touts new immigration policy, backtracks on tax cuts Obama explains decision to get into movie business: ‘We all have a sacred story’ MORE’s 2019 summer playlist earlier on Saturday.

Minutes after the former president dropped his summer playlist on Twitter early Saturday, Lizzo took to the social media platform to celebrate the news.

“I TWEETED THIS AT 10:26AM AND ONE HOUR LATER PRESIDENT @BarackObama TWEETED ABOUT ME!!!” she tweeted. “WE’RE FRIENDS NOW I DONT MAKE THE RULES!!!”

I TWEETED THIS AT 10:26AM AND ONE HOUR LATER PRESIDENT @BarackObama TWEETED ABOUT ME!!!

WE’RE FRIENDS NOW I DONT MAKE THE RULES!!! pic.twitter.com/9KLGkjBp6J

— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) August 24, 2019

Her tweet featured a screenshot of Obama’s playlist and another showing a previous tweet she made earlier that morning recalling the first time she voted for him.

“The first President I could ever vote for was Obama,” she said in the tweet. “I was so proud of my right to vote and I will never take it for granted. I love us.”

“I’m not sure who I’m voting for yet, but it for damn sure isn’t Trump,” she added. 

The first President I could ever vote for was Obama. I was so proud of my right to vote and I will never take it for granted. I love us. I’m not sure who I’m voting for yet, but it for damn sure isn’t Trump.

— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) August 24, 2019

Lizzo also shared a number of other tweets on Saturday expressing her political views.

In another tweet from Saturday morning, Lizzo took aim at people who questioned if Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHickenlooper day-old Senate bid faces pushback from progressives Steyer calls on DNC to expand polling criteria for debates Andrew Yang: News coverage of Trump a ‘microcosm’ of issues facing country MORE‘s (I-Vt.) age was a factor in the 2020 presidential race. 

“I hear a lot of about Bernie Sanders being ‘too old’ to run or be president,” she wrote in the tweet. “But we’ve currently got a 73-year old in office so drop the ageism shit and just listen to what he’s got to say.”

I hear a lot of about Bernie Sanders being “too old” to run or be president… but we’ve currently got a 73-year old in office so drop the ageism shit and just listen to what he’s got to say. pic.twitter.com/TV9chgvzYq

— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) August 24, 2019

She also called White House hopeful and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSteyer calls on DNC to expand polling criteria for debates Gabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill’s Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch MORE (D-Mass.) a “dope candidate” in a later tweet, adding: “I’m just sayin we worried bout the wrong things let’s just listen to the policies and stop talkin bout the shit that don’t matter ya know.”

Absolutely @ewarren is a dope candidate as well I’m just sayin we worried bout the wrong things let’s just listen to the policies and stop talkin bout the shit that don’t matter ya know https://t.co/ZmCH79hREZ

— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) August 24, 2019

However, she added in a later tweet that she wants to “remind everyone I’m not endorsing any one” in the 2020 race yet.

“I’m just trying to move our conversations from the petty to the productive,” she wrote.

Thank u for sharing w/ me I hear you and fuckin feel u, I wasn’t “famous” last year so I know how it feels to be marginalized…

…I wanna remind everyone I’m not endorsing any one I’m just trying to move our conversations from the petty to the productive. https://t.co/sjTpFkzy2P

— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) August 24, 2019

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