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Lizzo Announces She's Quitting Music - "I didn't sign up for this s***' she says

Lizzo Announces She's Quitting Music - "I didn't sign up for this s***' she says

LOS ANGELES — In a heartfelt and candid Instagram post, Grammy-winning artist Lizzo has announced her decision to step away from the music industry.

The singer, known for her empowering anthems and unapologetic presence, expressed her weariness with the relentless scrutiny she has faced over the past year.

Lizzo, born Melissa Viviane Jefferson, rose to fame with hits like "Truth Hurts" and "Good as Hell."

Her infectious energy, body positivity, and genre-blending music endeared her to fans worldwide.

However, behind the scenes, she grappled with legal battles and personal challenges.Three of Lizzo's former dancers filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against her and her company, Big Grrrl Big Touring Inc., in August 2023.

The lawsuit alleges a range of misconduct, including pressuring dancers to attend a sex show in Amsterdam's Red Light District and creating a hostile work environment.

The detailed allegations paint a troubling picture of Lizzo's behavior.In her emotional Instagram statement, Lizzo wrote,

"I’m getting tired of putting up with being dragged by everyone in my life and on the internet." She expressed her desire to focus on what truly matters:

"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 lamented the constant barrage of lies and body-shaming she faces:

"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."

The singer concluded her post with a poignant declaration: "I didn’t sign up for this s— — I QUIT." The peace-out emoji punctuated her resignation, leaving fans stunned and concerned about the future of her music career.

Lizzo's team has yet to respond to requests for comment, but her departure from the industry leaves a void.

Her impact on body positivity, self-love, and acceptance will resonate long after her final note.

​As we bid farewell to Lizzo's chart-topping melodies, we're reminded that fame exacts a toll, even on the most resilient stars. The music world will miss her, but perhaps this departure will allow her to find the peace and authenticity she seeks.