Lizzo says she’s quitting music amid harassment claims: ‘My character being picked apart’

Grammy-winning artist Lizzo has announced what appears to be a departure from the music industry, expressing her frustration via a heartfelt Instagram post shared on Friday night.

In her emotional statement, Lizzo opened up about feeling overwhelmed by the constant scrutiny and criticism from both her personal life and online. “I’m getting tired of putting up with being dragged by everyone in my life and on the internet,” she shared candidly. “All I want is to make music and make people happy and help the world be a little better than how I found it. But I’m starting to feel like the world doesn’t want me in it.”

The artist further lamented the challenges she faces, including dealing with falsehoods propagated for attention and the disrespectful scrutiny of her character by those who don’t know her. “I’m constantly up against lies being told about me for clout & views … my character being picked apart by people who don’t know me and disrespecting my name,” she expressed.

Ultimately, Lizzo concluded her post with a powerful declaration: “I didn’t sign up for this s–t — I QUIT.” Accompanied by a peace sign emoji, her words conveyed a sense of resignation and frustration with the ongoing pressures she’s been facing.

This announcement comes amidst a backdrop of legal issues, including a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Lizzo by her former backup dancers, Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams, and Noelle Rodriguez. The suit alleges a toxic work environment and harassment, adding to the artist’s already difficult situation.

Despite the gravity of the situation, Lizzo’s representatives have not yet responded to requests for comment, leaving fans and critics alike to ponder the implications of her decision. It remains to be seen what the future holds for the talented artist, but for now, her Instagram post stands as a poignant testament to the struggles she’s facing.