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Dancers suing Lizzo hit out musician’s ‘victim’ post after announcing she’s ‘quitting’ music
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Dancers suing Lizzo hit out musician’s ‘victim’ post after announcing she’s ‘quitting’ music

They've hailed the singer's recent remarks as a 'joke'

The dancers suing Lizzo have spoken out in light of the singer apparently quitting the music industry.

Last year, the 'About Damn Time' songstress was hit with a lawsuit from three of her former backup dancers.

The suit accused Lizzo of sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment - something which she denies.

Now, in the wake of the lawsuit she's facing and the weight shaming she receives on social media, Lizzo has said she 'quits'.

"I'm getting tired of putting up with being dragged by everyone in my life and on the internet," she penned on Instagram.

"All I want is to make music and make people happy and help the world be a little better than how I found it. But I'm starting to feel like the world doesn't want me in it.

"I'm constantly up against lies being told about me for clout & views... being the butt of the joke every single time because of how I look.

"My character being picked apart by people who don't know me and disrespecting my name."

Lizzo recently issued a statement on Instagram.

"I didn't sign up for this s**t. I quit," Lizzo concluded the post.

In the wake of her post, those suing the singer have accused her of 'trying to play the victim'.

The dancers' Los Angeles-based attorney Ron Zambrano said in a statement, as per Entertainment Weekly: "It's a joke that Lizzo would say she is being bullied by the internet when she should instead be taking an honest look at herself.

"Her latest post is just another outburst seeking attention and trying to deflect from her own failings as she continues to blame everyone else for the predicament she is in.

"Lizzo's legal and public relations strategy is a failure, so she is desperately trying to play the victim."

Zambrano added that Lizzo has 'thrown these childish tantrums before'.

"No one actually believes she is quitting music," he added.

The singer has been accused of 'trying to play the victim'.

It isn't the first time the Grammy award-winning artist has threatened to leave the music industry.

Before she was hit with the lawsuit, Lizzo said that she was 'close to quitting' as a result of the online abuse she receives regarding her weight.

Online social media user had questioned how the star was still overweight despite 'constantly moving this much on stage'.

"JUST logged on and the app and this is the type of s**t I see about me on a daily basis It’s really starting to make me hate the world," Lizzo angrily responded at the time.

"Then someone in the comments said I eat 'lots of fast food' I LITERALLY STOPPED EATING FAST FOOD YEARS AGO… I’m tired of explaining myself all the time and I just wanna get on this app w/out seeing my name in some bulls**t."

She went on to say: "Y’all don’t know how close I be to giving up on everyone and quitting and enjoying my money and my man on a F**KING FARM."

Lizzo's reps have been approached for comment in light of Zambrano's statement.

Topics: Lizzo, Social Media, Celebrity, Music