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Lizzo elaborates on her recent 'quitting' post following online backlash
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Lizzo elaborates on her recent 'quitting' post following online backlash

Lizzo sparked speculation that she was leaving the music industry

Lizzo has addressed her bombshell statement about 'quitting'.

In recent days, the 35-year-old songstress took to social media and shared a cryptic post stating 'I quit'.

She didn't refer to what she was quitting, however, sparking people to believe she was leaving the music industry.

She's recently clarified just what she meant below:

It came in the wake of a lawsuit from three of Lizzo's former dancers, who accused the hitmaker of sexual harassment, weight shaming and creating a hostile work environment.

Lizzo denied the allegations, with her attorney claiming the suit was filed 'out of spite and in pursuit of media attention, public sympathy and a quick payday'.

The singer penned on Instagram to her 12 million followers on March 29: "I'm getting tired of putting up with being dragged by everyone in my life and on the internet.

"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.

"I didn't sign up for this s**t. I quit."

She's since been criticized by the lawyer of the three dancers suing her, who hit out at Lizzo for 'playing the victim'.

Lizzo recently issued a statement via her Instagram Story.

Los Angeles-based attorney Ron Zambrano also claimed that 'no one actually believes she is quitting music' - and Lizzo has since addressed this for herself in a video shared to Instagram yesterday (April 2).

The 'Truth Hurts' singer explained: "When I say I quit, I mean I quit giving any negative energy attention.

"What I’m not gonna quit is the joy of my life, which is making music, which is connecting to people."

"I know I’m not alone," Lizzo went on. "In no way, shape or form am I the only person who is experiencing that negative voice that seems to be louder than the positive.

"If I can just give one person the inspiration or motivation to stand up for themselves and say they quit letting negative people win, negative comments win, then I’ve done even more than I could have hoped for."

Lizzo pictured at the 2023 Black Music Action Coalition gala.
Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for Black Music Action Coalition

She added: "I’m going to keep moving forward, I’m gonna keep being me."

The Grammy award-winning musician has since been showered with supportive comments.

One person wrote: "This is our queen that we are used to!"

"I’m so happy to hear this Lizzo - you’re such huge inspiration," penned a second fan.

Another relieved fan said: "Yesss!!! The industry needs Lizzo!"

Topics: Lizzo, Music, Social Media, Instagram, Mental Health, Celebrity