Lizzo Is Not Quitting Music: “I’m Going to Keep Moving Forward”

After sharing a detailed statement on Instagram last week expressing weariness of being criticised both in her personal life and online, Lizzo clarified her sentiments in a video posted on Tuesday.

“I want to make this video to clarify — when I say I quit, I mean I quit giving any negative energy attention,” began Lizzo in an Instagram clip. “What I’m not going to quit is the joy of my life, which is making music and connecting with people because I know I’m not alone. In no way, shape, or form am I the only person experiencing that negative voice that seems to be louder than the positive.”

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“If I can just inspire or motivate one person to stand up for themselves and say they’re quitting letting negative people win, negative comments win, then I’ve achieved even more than I could’ve hoped for,” she continued. “With that being said, I’m going to keep moving forward. I’m going to keep being me. Once again, I just want to…”

The singer wrote 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,” she continued.

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Lizzo added that her character has been “picked apart by people who don’t know me and [are] disrespecting my name” and ended her message by writing, “I didn’t sign up for this s–t — I QUIT ✌🏾.” The post came nearly two months after she attempted to dismiss a s*xual harassment lawsuit filed against her by three of her former background dancers and was denied.

The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed in August by Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams and Noelle Rodriguez, who claim they were abused, harassed, discriminated against and faced numerous workplace violations while working for the singer and her Big Grrrl Big Touring Inc.

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Then, in November, she explained to her fans in an Instagram post that she was taking time to focus on herself.

“Hi. I’m working.. on music, myself, relationships with people and food, my anxiety, my body, my business, and my trust issues with the world.. but they are deep now, deeper than they’ve ever been. Xoxo,” wrote Lizzo.