Zara Larsson fires her creative director Ryder Ripps after Azealia Banks revealed her fiancé was bodyshaming the pop star:— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) March 14, 2021
“Not Azealia Banks sharing a convo with my CREATIVE DIRECTOR Ryder making fun of my arms. Like I don't pay his bills?" pic.twitter.com/Dolcgmp0aI
📝 | La rapera Azealia Banks ha publicado en sus stories de Instagram capturas de conversaciones con Ryder Riggs, director creativo de @zaralarsson, hablando y burlándose sobre su físico. pic.twitter.com/QTna1UIoNd— Zara Larsson Spain (@ZaraLarssonSPA) March 14, 2021
Zara Larsson recently released her sophmore album Poster Girl and held a live virtual concert to promote it. On Instagram, Azealia Banks posted multiple stories of Zara's creative director Ryder Ripps, (who is Azealia fiancé) sending Azealia pictures of Zara from the concert and making fun of Zara's body and her weight.
In response to the multiple screenshots of Ryder sending pictures of her and making fun of the size of her arms, Zara commented, "Not Azealia Banks sharing a convo with my CREATIVE DIRECTOR Ryder making fun of my armssss. Like I don't pay his bills? / What about my arm?? Huh?? I literally see people commenting on my weight every single day, but really? You?? @ryder_ripps"
Azealia also shared that Ryder was obsessed with calling Zara a "fat bitch", "sparkly fat girl", stating she "should gain weight and appeal to middle eastern audiences" to be "habibi queen" (??), further adding "im serrious, i think z should get fatter / and stop trying to be hot / just be a fat bitch".
Ryder also claimed that he told Zara's team no for other projects they wanted him for since "shes too all over the place" and that he didn't want to work with her. Well he got his wish and Ruin His Life because Zara fired him after all this came out.
Zara posted onto her Instagram story, "It's not even about this specific convo specifically about me. It's just tiring to always see women's bodies being this... "funny" topic. Ya my arms are genetically bigger. That's just what my body type is like and honestly it's starting to get to me because people are constantly pointing it out like it's a bad thing even though i literally can't change it. But I see these comments literally everyday And I never know what tot say, or if I should say anything at all... just know, I'm way healthier now than I've been for a long time. I actually have 3 meals a day, and I'm not constantly cold, I have energy and I actually love the way my ass is getting fat."
"Again, this is bigger than just a private convo. Like, can we all just STOP commenting on other poeple's bodies? Where's the fun in that? / So... who knows any good creative directors lol"
After exposing Ryder on Instagram and firing him, he privated his social media accounts and Zara made this final statement on Twitter:
Stop commenting on people’s bodies— Zara Larsson (@zaralarsson) March 14, 2021
Ryder Ripps? I only know Ryder R.I.P— Zara Larsson (@zaralarsson) March 14, 2021
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