Lizzo Clarifies She’s Not Quitting Music: “I Quit Giving Any Negative Energy Attention”

Lizzo clarified her cryptic “I quit” comments Tuesday, telling fans she is not leaving music or social media.

“When I say ‘I quit,’ I mean I quit giving any negative energy attention,” the singer said in a video posted to Instagram. Last week, she left fans guessing with a social media post saying she was “getting tired of putting up with being dragged by everyone in my life and on the internet” and adding, “I quit.”

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On Tuesday, she continued, “What I’m not going to quit is the joy of my life, which is making music and connecting to people, and I know I’m not alone. In no way shape or form, am I the only person experiencing that negative voice that’s louder than the positive.”

She ended her statement with a message for others feeling the pull of negativity in their own lives. “If I can just give one person the inspiration or motivation to stand up for themselves and say they quit letting negative people, negative comments, win then I’ve done even more than I could’ve hoped for,” she said. “I’m going to keep moving forward and keep being me.”

In last week’s post, Lizzo said she’s constantly finding herself up against “lies being told about me for clout and views,” being the butt of the joke “every single time because of how I look” and having her character picked apart by strangers.

“All I want is to make music and make people happy and help the world be a little better than how I found it,” she wrote. “But I’m starting to feel like the world doesn’t want me in it.”

The quit-don’t-quit exchange comes on the heels of criticism from attorneys for Lizzo’s former dancers, who last week blasted the singer’s performance at a fundraiser for President Joe Biden.

“It’s shameful that Lizzo would be chosen to headline an event like this amid such egregious allegations,” attorney 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.”

The group of dancers first filed a lawsuit against the singer for sexual harassment and other workplace grievances last August. Lizzo has denied all allegations of wrongdoing; Billboard reported in March that the suit is now on hold while she appeals a ruling that allowed the case to move forward.

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