Lizzo leads the stars in celebration of Juneteenth as she shares meaningful Instagram post 

Lizzo jumped to her Instagram earlier Sunday to recognize and observe Juneteenth. 

The Truth Hurts singer shared a powerful message to explain the importance of Juneteenth and its positive mark in history. 

The federal holiday is the ‘oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States,’ according to the official website.  

Celebration: Lizzo shared a post on her Instagram story in order to honor the Juneteenth holiday on Sunday 

The post on the singer’s story explained that the holiday is, ‘A day to celebrate the autonomy of our bodies and freedom from slavery.’ 

The message also stated that the day was, ‘A time of remembrance of those who built back this country and space for black Americans to honor our ancestors.’ 

Other big name celebrities took time to share their own posts on their social media. 

Mariah Carey marked the day on her Instagram account, where she also paid tribute to her late father, Roy Carey. ‘Celebrate Your Black Excellence! #HappyJuneteenth #HappyFathersDay Rest in Power Alfred Roy Carey,’ she posted. 

Mariah Carey marked the day on her Instagram account, where she wrote, 'Celebrate Your Black Excellence! #HappyJuneteenth #HappyFathersDay Rest in Power Alfred Roy Carey'

Mariah Carey marked the day on her Instagram account, where she wrote, ‘Celebrate Your Black Excellence! #HappyJuneteenth #HappyFathersDay Rest in Power Alfred Roy Carey’

Observance: Justin Bieber also uploaded a photo on his main Instagram page to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday

Observance: Justin Bieber also uploaded a photo on his main Instagram page to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday

Justin Bieber shared a photo on his main page, with, ‘Juneteenth: Honor & Celebrate,’ written in bold letters. 

The Peaches singer added a short caption to the post and wrote, ‘Happy Juneteenth.’ 

Although Pharrell was busy in Washington D.C. for the Something In The Water festival, the star took a moment to share his own words. The first photo in the series showed the performer standing on a part of a stage with the backdrop of the historical capitol behind him. 

In the caption, he wrote out, ‘DC, your energy was amazing last night. Happy #Juneteenth from me and my Phriends. See you today for Day 3 of @somethinginthewater.’ 

The three-day weekend music festival was created by Pharrell Williams and has a long line-up of popular artists, such as Usher, T.I., and Calvin Harris. 

Other celebrities and individuals have taken part in celebrations for the holiday, including Juneteenth Foundation’s Freedom Festival that also took place in Washington D.C. 

In an interview with The Hill, the organizer of the event, Laquan Austion, discussed the holiday.

‘You know, we often say that Juneteenth is not a Black holiday, American holiday. It’s not just for Black folks, but it’s an American holiday, and I think that’s clear for what it’s for,’ he stated. 

Empowerment: The star has been a voice of empowerment for everyone to follow and pursue their passions

Empowerment: The star has been a voice of empowerment for everyone to follow and pursue their passions 

Lizzo was recently was involved in some controversy for an offensive slur in her latest song, Grrrls.

The original lyric was, ‘I’m a s**z.’ The slur is a shortened version of the term, ‘spastic.’ 

Due to the amount of backlash that occurred, the singer quickly made some revisions to her song. The new lyrics are, ‘I’ma hold back.’ 

After the change, the star went to her social media to announce the adjustment. 

In the post, she wrote, ‘I never want to promote derogatory language. As a fat black woman in America, I’ve had so many hurtful words used against me so I overstand the power words can have.’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk

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