Mon. Apr 15th, 2024
alert-–-lizzo-clarifies-she-is-not-quitting-music-but-will-no-longer-give negative-people-or-energy-her-attention-amid-legal-battles:-‘i’m-going-to-keep-being-me’Alert – Lizzo clarifies she is NOT quitting music but will no longer give negative people or energy her attention amid legal battles: ‘I’m going to keep being me’

Lizzo clarified that she has no plans to stop making music after sharing an alarming Instagram post, in which she declared she ‘quit’ due to nonstop criticism.

After admitting that she was ‘tired of getting dragged by everyone’ over her looks, the 35-year-old superstar jumped on social media to clarify what she meant by saying she ‘quit.’

In her latest video, the four-time Grammy winner appeared on camera as she told fans that she actually meant that she ‘quit giving any negative energy attention.’ 

‘What I’m not going to quit is the joy of my life, which is making music, which is connecting to people, ’cause I know I’m not alone,’ the performer (born Melissa Viviane Jefferson) assured fans. 

Lizzo clarified that she has no plans to stop making music after sharing an alarming Instagram post, in which she declared she 'quit' due to nonstop criticism

Lizzo clarified that she has no plans to stop making music after sharing an alarming Instagram post, in which she declared she ‘quit’ due to nonstop criticism

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.’

The Truth Hurts hitmaker went on to say that if she gave even just ‘one person the inspiration or motivation to stand up for themselves’ against negative people or comments than she was doing ‘more than’ she ‘could have hoped for.’

‘With that being said, I’m going to keep moving forward. I’m going to keep being me. Once again, I just wanted to say thank you. The love I have received means more than you know,’ she concluded. 

Earlier this week, she told her followers that she was ‘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,’ she wrote in a statement. ”But I’m starting to feel like the world doesn’t want me in it.’ 

Lizzo went on to vent that it was frustrating to ‘constantly’ be ‘up against lies’ being told about her ‘for clout & views’ and ‘being the butt of the joke every single time because’ of her appearance. 

‘My character being picked apart by people who don’t know me and disrespecting my name,’ she concluded. ‘I didn’t sign up for this s**t. I quit.’

Social media users jumped to the comment to share their thoughts on the shock move, with one fan penning, ‘You better not!!!!’ 

After admitting that she was 'tired of getting dragged by everyone' over her looks, the 35-year-old superstar jumped on social media to clarify what she meant by saying she 'quit'

After admitting that she was ‘tired of getting dragged by everyone’ over her looks, the 35-year-old superstar jumped on social media to clarify what she meant by saying she ‘quit’

In her latest video, the four-time Grammy winner appeared on camera as she told fans that she actually meant that she 'quit giving any negative energy attention'

In her latest video, the four-time Grammy winner appeared on camera as she told fans that she actually meant that she ‘quit giving any negative energy attention’

Another simply wrote, ‘Love u. Don’t quit,’ while one follower added, ‘Wait is this an April Fools set up.’

One fan typed, ‘We need you. I need you. ladies need you. the world needs you. We love you. Not everyone likes me and guess what I Don’t Care!!’

An Instagram user penned, ‘Lizzo is having her Brittney moment,’ while one begged, ‘Don’t quit! Never give up!’

Another follower added, ‘Gurl you can’t quit keeping showing that haters who’s boss! You’re untouchably talented and we are grateful you share it with us all.’

‘We love you Lizzo fr. Take some time and take a break. Your music has gotten me thru the hardest of hard times. Keep your head up baby girl,’ a fan wrote.

Earlier this week, she told her followers that she was 'getting tired of putting up with being dragged by everyone in my life and on the internet'

Earlier this week, she told her followers that she was ‘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,' she wrote in a statement. ''But I'm starting to feel like the world doesn't want me in it' (seen in January 2020 in L.A.)

‘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 in a statement. ”But I’m starting to feel like the world doesn’t want me in it’ (seen in January 2020 in L.A.)

Her initial post about quitting came just one day after the lawyer for Lizzo’s three ex-dancers that previously sued her for sexual harassment slammed ‘shameful’ President Joe Biden for letting her perform at his $25million Radio City fundraiser on Thursday. 

Last year in August, the music artist was notably sued by three of her ex-dancers – Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams and Noelle Rodriguez – who accused her of sexual harassment as well as creating a hostile work environment. 

Their lawyer, Ron Zambrano, told NewsNation in regards to Thursday’s performance, ‘It’s shameful that Lizzo would be chosen to headline an event like this amid such egregious allegations.’ 

‘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 ex-dancers had also accused Lizzo in the lawsuit filed in August of weight-shaming and claimed that they were forced to touch a nude performer while at a strip club in Amsterdam. 

The filing stated that the trio also accused the Truth Hurts hitmaker of allegedly ‘inviting cast members to take turns touching the nude performers,’ inside the club. 

The star, whose real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson, allegedly encouraged ‘catching dildos launched from the performers’ vaginas, and eating bananas protruding from the performers’ vaginas.’ 

According to NBC News at the time, the dancers’ lawyer, Ron Zambrano, expressed, ‘The stunning nature of how Lizzo and her management team treated their performers seems to go against everything Lizzo stands for publicly.’

He continued, ‘While privately she weight-shames her dancers and demeans them in ways that are not only illegal but absolutely demoralizing.’

In the lawsuit, accusations and claims were listed in detail, including the Amsterdam club incident.

Social media users jumped to the comment to share their thoughts on the shock move, with one fan penning, 'You better not!!!!'

Social media users jumped to the comment to share their thoughts on the shock move, with one fan penning, ‘You better not!!!!’ 

‘We love you Lizzo fr. Take some time and take a break. Your music has gotten me thru the hardest of hard times. Keep your head up baby girl,’ a fan wrote

Her initial post about quitting came just one day after the lawyer for Lizzo's three ex-dancers that previously sued her for sexual harassment slammed 'shameful' President Joe Biden for letting her perform at his $25million Radio City fundraiser on Thursday

Her initial post about quitting came just one day after the lawyer for Lizzo’s three ex-dancers that previously sued her for sexual harassment slammed ‘shameful’ President Joe Biden for letting her perform at his $25million Radio City fundraiser on Thursday 

After the lawsuit came to light, Lizzo broke her silence on Instagram and stated the claims were both ‘unbelievable’ and ‘outrageous.’ 

She wrote in a statement, ‘These last few days have been gut wrenchingly difficult and overwhelmingly disappointing.’ 

‘My work ethic, morals and respectfulness have been questioned. My character has been criticized. Usually I choose not to respond to false allegations but these are as unbelievable as they sound and too outrageous to not be addressed.’ 

‘These sensationalized stories are coming from former employees who have already publicly admitted that they were told their behavior on tour was inappropriate and unprofessional,’ the singer continued. 

‘As an artist I have always been very passionate about what I do,’ Lizzo said, adding that she takes her music ‘seriously.’ 

The star wrote that she is not a ‘victim’ but also not a ‘villain,’ adding, ‘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.’ 

She concluded with, ‘I’m hurt but I will not let the good work I’ve done in the world be overshadowed by this. I want to thank everyone who has reached out in support to lift me up during this difficult time.’ 

In February, Lizzo’s request to have the case dismissed was denied by a L.A. County Superior Court judge and ruled the case will continue to go forward.  

The ex-dancers had also accused Lizzo in the lawsuit filed in August of weight-shaming and claimed that they were forced to touch a nude performer while at a strip club in Amsterdam

The ex-dancers had also accused Lizzo in the lawsuit filed in August of weight-shaming and claimed that they were forced to touch a nude performer while at a strip club in Amsterdam

In February, Lizzo's request to have the case dismissed was denied by a L.A. County Superior Court judge and ruled the case will continue to go forward

In February, Lizzo’s request to have the case dismissed was denied by a L.A. County Superior Court judge and ruled the case will continue to go forward

The dancers’ lawyer, Zambrano, told People, ‘We’re very pleased with the judge’s ruling, and we absolutely consider it a victory on balance.’ 

However, some allegations had been dismissed, such as Arianna Davis’ claim that she had fat-shamed as well as a naked photo shoot. 

He added, ‘All the other claims remain, including sexual, religious and racial discrimination, sexual harassment, the demeaning visits to the Bananenbar in Amsterdam and Crazy Horse in Paris, false imprisonment, and assault…’

Since the allegations came to light by the ex-dancers, Lizzo has continuously denied the claims. Back in October, the music artist’s legal team had labeled the lawsuit as a ‘fabricated sob story.’ 

Also in her shock statement uploaded on Friday, the singer had stated that she was ‘tired’ of ‘being the butt of the joke every single time because of how I look.’ 

In February, she notably uploaded a cryptic post on TikTok where she penned the quote, ‘some people will never reach out and speak to you again because they don’t have the maturity to cope with the fact that they did you wrong and you didn’t deserve it.’ 

‘Since they lack accountability they will create a made up narrative about you so they don’t feel bad about themselves.’

Following the lawsuit and her request for it to be dismissed being denied, Lizzo has still continued to make public outings. 

After the lawsuit came to light, Lizzo broke her silence on Instagram and stated the claims were both 'unbelievable' and 'outrageous'

After the lawsuit came to light, Lizzo broke her silence on Instagram and stated the claims were both ‘unbelievable’ and ‘outrageous’

Also in February, the star notably made an appearance at the 66th Grammy Awards as a presenter - which was slammed by the ex-dancers' lawyer (seen above)

Also in February, the star notably made an appearance at the 66th Grammy Awards as a presenter – which was slammed by the ex-dancers’ lawyer (seen above) 

Also in February, the star notably made an appearance at the 66th Grammy Awards as a presenter – which was slammed by the ex-dancers’ lawyer. And earlier this month, she glammed up to attended the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscars party. 

Lizzo released her first studio album in 2013 called Lizzobangers. Two years later, she dropped Big Grrrl Small World. 

In 2016, she signed with Atlantic Records and she catapulted to fame with her EP titled, Coconut Oil, that same year – which included the hit Good As Hell.

In 2019, she released the album, Cuz I Love You, which also produced popular tracks such as Juice. And in 2022, she dropped Special and contained the hit single, About Damn Time. 

She has also been nominated for 13 Grammys over the course of her career thus far – winning four – including Record of the Year in 2023 for About Damn Time.  

Amid her success in the music industry, Lizzo notably also dove into another sector: the fashion industry. 

In 2022, the singer launched her own shapewear brand, Yitty, which she often promotes on social media by modeling various pieces for her fans and followers.

Lizzo has been vocal about embracing body positivity over the years and the evolving beauty standards. 

While talking to People back in 2022, she said, ‘I think I have a really hot body! I’m a body icon, and I’m embracing that more and more every day.’ 

‘It may not be one person’s ideal body type just like, say, Kim Kardashian, might not be someone’s ideal, but she’s a body icon and has created a modern-day beauty standard.’

Lizzo added, ‘And what I’m  doing is stepping into my confidence and my power to create my own beauty standard. And one day that will just be standard.’ 

In February, Lizzo shared a cryptic quote in a TikTok video before 'quitting' the music industry

In February, Lizzo shared a cryptic quote in a TikTok video before ‘quitting’ the music industry 

Amid her success in the music industry, Lizzo notably also dove into another sector: the fashion industry

Amid her success in the music industry, Lizzo notably also dove into another sector: the fashion industry

In regards to her own experience with facing stereotypes throughout her life, the star explained, ‘The funny, fat friend. I played that trope in high school. Or the friend who is gonna beat your a** ’cause she’s big.’ 

‘Or it’s the big girl who’s insecure ’cause she’s big. I don’t think I’m the only kind of fat girl there is. I want us to be freed from that box we’ve been put in.’ 

In 2022, she also revealed she spent years feeling ‘ashamed’ and didn’t believe she was ‘desirable’ as she opened up about body inclusivity to Elle UK. 

‘I don’t want to be the token big girl for the fashion world, I want to open the door,’ the Juice hitmaker also told the publication.  

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