Actress Lauren London has some words for those who only glorify external beauty.
After photos of London and her alleged fiance rapper Nipsey Hussle (London appears to sport a ring on her finger) at a Feb. 27 Los Angeles Lakers game surfaced online, the “ATL” actress became a trending topic on Twitter after its users pointed out that London was flaunting a more fuller figure.
Although most Twitter users defended London’s new image, London proved she’s a woman who can stand up for herself, airing her grievances in an Instagram post on Tuesday (February 28).
Definitely trynna be this happy 😍❤.. Lauren London happy weight looks so nice on her 😩 pic.twitter.com/xDmus3YIv5
— AmbitiousGirl✨ (@__martymarr) February 27, 2017
People really on Lauren London for baby weight… I thought we agreed homophobia racism & body shaming was trash? Did I miss a meeting pic.twitter.com/R5ZKf225jC
— Alluring Ivy🌿 (@Drebae_) February 28, 2017
Y’all really mad at Lauren London for looking like how a normal person would look after giving child birth. pic.twitter.com/MlhUbtthMy
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) February 28, 2017
“I’ve been getting compliments on my LOOKS for years. I NEVER let it ‘gas me’ because I knew the enduring value in all things is internal,” wrote the 32-year-old London. “When I decided to have my son, I knew the internet would be cruel. I knew that casting directors would consider me out of commission for at least a year. I knew that MY BODY would change, but I did not let the fear of these things effect me to the point of going against my spirit.”
London gave birth to son Kross Asghedom in August and she is also the mother of Cameron Lennox Carter, 7, whose father is rapper Lil Wayne.
With the fascination of celebrities snapping back within months (see: Teyana Taylor), London isn’t concerned nor is she defined by the numbers on the scale, considering her self-worth isn’t attributed to her outer being.
“I asked myself: would you rather be at conflict with yourself and at peace with the world? Or at peace with yourself and at conflict with the world? I chose the latter, at that moment I was ready for whatever came with it,” she wrote.