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Lizzo Walks Back Her 'I QUIT' Post

'I mean I quit giving any negative energy attention'

Lizzo Walks Back Her 'I QUIT' Post

After announcing she "quit" late last week, Lizzo has clarified her statement in a new social media video.

Last Friday, Lizzo shared an emotional message to her Instagram account expressing frustration with continued criticism she has received throughout her career. Lizzo ended the statement by vaguely announcing, "I QUIT."

In a Tuesday video posted to her Instagram, Lizzo walked back her statement and clarified she would no longer give negative energy attention.

"When I say 'I quit' I mean I quit giving any negative energy attention," Lizzo said. "What I'm not gonna quit is the joy of my life, which is making music, which is connecting to people."

"I know I'm not alone," she continued. "In no way, shape, or form am I the only person who is experiencing that negative voice that seems to be louder than the positive."

Lizzo said she hoped to inspire others to similarly stop feeding into negative energy.

"With that being said, I'm going to keep moving forward. I'm going to keep being me," she added.

The artist concluded the video thanking fans for their support.

"I'm getting tired of putting up with being dragged by everyone in my life and on the internet," Lizzo wrote in her Friday Instagram post. "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," she added.

"I'm constantly up against lies being told about me for clout and views," the post continued, "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 s---," Lizzo wrote, adding "I QUIT."

Last August, three former dancers for Lizzo filed a lawsuit accusing the performer of harassment and creating a hostile work environment.

The performer was accused of harassing one dancer due to weight gain, along with accusing another dancer of drinking on the job.

Shirlene Quigley, the captain of Lizzo's dance team, was also accused of harassing performers who engaged in premarital sex.

The lawsuit alleged Lizzo pressured dancers to "[catch] dildos launched from the performers’ vaginas, and [eat] bananas protruding from the performers’ vaginas" during one nude Amsterdam show, which the performer brought her dancers to.

Lizzo responded to the lawsuit saying she was "hurt" by the allegations.

"My work ethic, morals and respectfulness have been questioned. My character has been criticized," she wrote, adding the allegations were "as unbelievable as they sound" and "too outrageous to not be addressed."

"I'm hurt but I will not let the good work I've done in this world be overshadowed by this," she concluded, thanking those that have reached out to express support for the performer.

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