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Lizzo says she 'quit' after 'lies' against her

Lizzo says she 'quit' after 'lies' against her

  • Written by Noor Nanji
  • Culture correspondent

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

She did not clarify whether this means she will leave the music industry or social media.

“I'm tired of putting up with dragging everyone in my life and on the internet,” Lizzo wrote.

Her post comes a day after a lawyer representing her former dancers criticized the decision to choose the pop star to headline a fundraising event amid accusations made against her last year.

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

“All I want is to make music, make people happy, and help the world be a little better than I found it,” Lizzo wrote on her social page. “But I'm starting to feel like the world doesn't want me in it.” Media participation.

The Good as Hell singer, 35, said she is “constantly confronted with lies” she said are told about her because of “influence and opinions”.

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

She added that she felt like she was “the butt of the joke every time” because of her appearance, and that her personality was being “deconstructed” by people who did not know her.

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

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

In May last year, she said she received a new wave of body-shaming comments on X, formerly Twitter, which included speculation about her diet and food. Whether she eats a lot of fast food.

“You don't know how close I am to abandoning everyone and quitting,” she wrote at the time.

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

Ariana Davis, Crystal Williams and Noel Rodriguez are the former dancers who filed the case against the singer, her dance captain and her production company.

The legal action includes accusations of sexual, religious, and racial harassment, discrimination, assault, and false imprisonment.

Lizzo is also accused of exposing Ms. Davis during the tour.

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

Lizzo was last seen on Thursday, performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York to raise funds for US President Joe Biden.

“It's a shame that Lizzo was chosen to headline an event like this amidst such scandalous allegations,” attorney Ron Zambrano, who represents the three former dancers, reportedly told NewsNation.

BBC News has contacted Lizzo's agent for comment.

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