Lizzo Isn't Quitting Music, She's Quitting Negativity

The “Special” singer clarified her quitting statement: “I quit giving any negative energy attention. What I’m not gonna quit, is the joy of my life, which is making music."

Lizzo recently took to social media to share her hurt and frustration with how she feels she’s been treated and ultimately decided to quit. Quit what exactly? Many fans assumed she meant that she was quitting music, but as it turns out, that’s not true. Here’s what Lizzo said in her post: 

“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 bit better than howI found it. 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 every 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 sh*t. I quit.”

Lizzo returned to social media with a video to clarify what she meant when she called it quits. Dressed in a new periwinkle Yitty shapewear swimsuit, the “Special” singer said, “When I say ‘I quit,’ I mean I quit giving any negative energy attention. What I’m not gonna quit, is the joy of my life, which is making music, which is connecting to people.”

Lizzo fans everywhere can be heard sighing collectively of relief. Her frustrated message could have been seen as a cry for help and shouldn’t be taken lightly. The internet can be a hateful place, and people may assume that because you’re a superstar like Lizzo, insults and jabs don’t hurt. 

Lizzo continued, “I know I’m not alone. 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.”

Everything Lizzo does makes headlines and people use that as an opportunity to bash her. However, when headlines swirled around the “Good As Hell” singer, alleging a hostile work environment, sexual assault, and more, Lizzo couldn’t escape the firestorm.

She continued, “If I could just give one person the inspiration or the 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 have hoped for.”

Lizzo is not quitting music, and she’s not giving up on herself. “I’m going to keep moving forward. I’m going to keep being me,” she concluded. The love from her fans helped Lizzo pick herself up, dust herself off and try again. She said, “The love that I have received means more than you know.”

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