Lizzo Has an Emotional, Cryptic Message for Her Critics: ‘I QUIT’

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Lizzo is “tired” of being dragged on the internet. On March 29 the 35-year-old musician slammed “lies being told about me for clout & views” in an emotional yet cryptic Instagram post.

“I'm getting tired of putting up with being dragged by everyone in my life and on the internet,” she began. “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.”

Lizzo continued, “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 shit—I QUIT.”

Lizzo's post has since been swarmed with supportive comments from fans and celebrities. “We love you Queen😍👑,” wrote Paris Hilton, while Sophia Bush replied, “All of this. The internet isn’t real life. Protect you. We love you.”

Though Lizzo did not specify what sparked her cryptic post, the singer has been at the center of a bombshell lawsuit since August 2023, when three of her former backup dancers accused the singer of sexual harassment and creating a toxic work environment. In February a judge denied Lizzo's request to dismiss the lawsuit, though Billboard reports that he tossed out some of the suit's claims.

Most recently a lawyer representing her ex-dancers criticized Lizzo for performing at a fundraising event for President Biden on March 28. “It’s shameful that Lizzo would be chosen to headline an event like this amid such egregious allegations,” Ron Zambrano told NewsNation. “Without getting into the politics, I can’t imagine why anyone would want Lizzo representing them in any way given her reprehensible behavior. It’s just a terrible look.”

Back in August Lizzo described the accusations as “false” and “too outrageous not to be addressed” in an Instagram post. “There is nothing I take more seriously than the respect we deserve as women in the world,” she wrote at the time. “I know what it feels like to be body shamed on a daily basis and would absolutely never criticize or terminate an employee because of their weight. I’m hurt but I will not let the good work I’ve done in the world be overshadowed by this. I want to thank everyone who has reached out in support to lift me up during this difficult time.”

Originally Appeared on Glamour