Salt-N-Pepa rapper Cheryl 'Salt' James has shared some surprising advice for fellow American chart-topper, Lizzo.
Speaking to Confidential on Sunday, Cheryl said she is a 'role model' for body positivity, even if she doesn't consider herself one.
The 53-year-old said: 'I love Lizzo. She doesn't want to be a spokesperson for body image issues, and I totally get that.
Positive: Cheryl James of the iconic band Salt-N-Pepa has gushed over singer Lizzo, 31 (pictured), praising her as a 'role model' with Confidential on Sunday
'But she is a spokeswoman. Lizzo, I'm very sorry but you are. I'm sorry, but you're a role model,' she continued.
Cheryl, who is known for iconic hits like Push It, said she herself was an unofficial role model due to the band's success.
'I didn't want to be the spokeswoman for a lot of things. I didn't want to be a role model, but I was put in that position and I had to accept and responsibility.'
Lizzo has previously knocked back the notion that she should be admired for her body confidence, having recently told Glamour magazine she dislikes it when fans use terms like 'brave' to describe her performances.
'But she is a spokeswoman. Lizzo, I'm very sorry but you are. I'm sorry, but you're a role model' Cheryl James, aka Salt, said (pictured)
'When people look at my body and be like, 'Oh my God, she's so brave,' it's like, 'No I'm not.' I'm just fine. I'm just me. I'm just sexy,' she explained.
'I don't like it when people think it's hard for me to see myself as beautiful. I