Lizzo Clarifies ‘I Quit’ Statement After Being Accused of ‘Seeking Attention’

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Lizzo wants to set the record straight about the statement she released last week saying, “I quit.”

The “Truth Hurts” singer released a video on Tuesday, April 2, saying she didn’t mean she planned to quit the music business, just that she was going to quit letting “negative comments win.”

“I want to make this video because I just need to clarify. When I say ‘I quit,’ I mean I quit giving any negative energy attention,” she said. “What I’m not going to quit is the joy of my life, which is making music, which is connecting to people.”

She added, “If I can just give one person the inspiration or motivation to stand up for themselves and say they quit letting negative people win, negative comments win, then I’ve done even more than I could’ve hoped for. With that being said, I’m going to keep moving forward and keep being me.”

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The Grammy-winning artist made headlines on Friday, March 29, after sharing an emotional post on Instagram saying she was fed up with being “dragged” online.

“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 at the time.

“But I’m starting to feel like the world doesn’t want me in it. 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,” she added.

“I didn’t sign up for this s–t,” the singer concluded. “I QUIT.”

Her comments made headlines around the globe, with some media outlets taking her statements as an announcement that she planned to quit music.

After her post went viral, Ron Zambrano, an attorney for three backup dancers suing Lizzo for alleged sexual harassment and discrimination — accused the singer of “seeking attention.”

“It’s a joke that Lizzo would say she is being bullied by the internet when she should instead be taking an honest look at herself,” Zambrano said in a statement to Billboard on Monday.

“Her latest post is just another outburst seeking attention and trying to deflect from her own failings as she continues to blame everyone else for the predicament she is in. Lizzo’s legal and public relations strategy is a failure, so she is desperately trying to play the victim,” he added.

The singer’s former tour dancers Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams and Noelle Rodriguez filed a lawsuit in August 2023, alleging Lizzo pressured them to attend a sex show at a strip club in Amsterdam’s Red Light District, then pushed them to engage in unwanted sexual encounters with the performers.

The suit also alleged Lizzo — who is known for her body positivity message — “called attention” to one dancer’s weight gain following a performance at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas.

Lizzo responded with a statement calling the claims in the lawsuit “outrageous.”

“I am not here to be looked at as a victim, but I also know that I am not the villain that people and the media have portrayed me to be these last few days.” she said last August. “I am very open with my sexuality and expressing myself but I cannot accept or allow people to use that openness to make me out to be something I am not.”

In May 2023, Lizzo threatened to give up her music career because of negative comments about her weight on social media.

The singer said she was “tired” of the “bulls–t” after spottling a cruel post on social media.

“Y’all don’t know how close I be to giving up on everyone and quitting and enjoying my money and my man on a F–KING FARM,” she wrote on X/Twitter at the time. “The Love definitely do not outweigh the Hate on social media… all because I’m fat???? This is CRAZY.”

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