Lizzo says she ‘quits’ after ‘lies’ against her

  • By Noor Nanji
  • Cultural journalist

Lizzo said she was “quitting” because she was tired of being targeted for her appearance and character online.

She did not say whether this meant she was leaving the music industry or social media.

“I’m getting tired of being trolled by everyone in my life and on the internet,” Lizzo wrote.

Her message comes a day after a lawyer representing her former dancers criticized the decision to choose the pop star as the headliner of a fundraising event amid accusations against her last year.

The dancers’ allegations included sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment, which Lizzo denied.

“All I want to do is make music, make people happy, and help the world be a little better than I found it. But I’m starting to feel like the world doesn’t want to not from me,” Lizzo wrote on her social network. media publication.

The Good as Hell singer, 35, said she was “constantly confronted with lies” which she said were told about her for “her influence and opinions”.


Lizzo, pictured at last year’s Met Gala, is best known for hits such as Truth Hurts, Juice, Good As Hell and 2 Be Loved.

She added that she felt she was “the butt of the joke every time” because of her appearance and that her character was being “taken apart” by people who don’t know her.

“I didn’t sign up for this,” she concluded. “I stopped.”

Lizzo is known for celebrating her body and self-esteem, but has also spoken out about hurtful online comments about her appearance in the past.

In May last year, she said she received a new wave of demeaning comments on X, formerly Twitter, including speculation about her diet and that she ate a lot of fast food.

“You have no idea how close I am to giving up on everyone and calling it quits,” she wrote at the time.

Last August, three of her former dancers sued Lizzo over allegations of sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment.

Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams and Noelle Rodriguez are the former dancers filing a lawsuit against the singer, her dance captain and her production company.

The lawsuits include accusations of sexual, religious and racial harassment, discrimination, assault and false imprisonment.

Lizzo is also accused of humiliating Ms. Davis on tour.

The singer – real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson – said the allegations were “false” and as “unbelievable as they seem”.

Lizzo was last seen on Thursday while performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York for a fundraiser in support of US President Joe Biden.

Attorney Ron Zambrano, who represents the three former dancers, reportedly told NewsNation, “It is shameful that Lizzo would be chosen to headline an event like this amid such egregious allegations.”

BBC News has contacted Lizzo’s agent for comment.

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