Lizzo Seemingly ‘Quits’ Career Over ‘Being Dragged’ Online

Lizzo at the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA — Photo by Jean_Nelson/Deposit Photos

A day after performing at a fundraiser for President Joe Biden in New York, Lizzo has vowed to step away from the spotlight.

The Grammy-winning musician shared an emotional post on Instagram Friday evening, saying she’s fed up with being “dragged” online.

“I’m getting tired of putting up with being dragged by everyone in my life and on the internet. All I want is to make music and make people happy and help the world be a little better than how I found it,” Lizzo wrote.

“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,” she concluded with a peace out emoji. “I QUIT.”

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Lizzo Social Media Post about leaving the spotlight. (Credit: Instagram/@lizzobeeating)
Credit: Instagram/Lizzo

Following her performance at the Democratic party event on Thursday, March 28, an attorney for three backup dancers suing Lizzo for alleged sexual harassment and discrimination blasted the DNC for inviting the singer to the event — which included appearances by former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, along with 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 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 days later, 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. “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 over “bulls–t” comments about her weight on X/Twitter.

“JUST logged on the app and this is the type of s–t I see about me on a daily basis,” she wrote. “It’s really starting to make me hate the world.”

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