‘I quit’: Lizzo’s sad career announcement

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Musical superstar Lizzo has shocked fans today with a worrying announcement on Instagram, declaring that she feels “the world doesn’t want me in it” and finishing with the declaration: “I quit.”

It’s unclear at this stage whether the singer and rapper, 35, is referring to quitting social media, or to music altogether.

“I’m getting tired of putting up with getting dragged by everyone in my life and on the internet,” Lizzo begins in the statement.

“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.

“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.”

“I didn’t sign up for this s**t – I QUIT,” she ended the message.

Lizzo’s comments section has already been flooded with messages of support from her fans, begging her to reconsider.

“If you quit then they’ve succeeded. Music is your life path whether you believe or not. Stand firm and stay in the race,” wrote one.

“You quitting lets them win! Don’t stop doing what you love! You make that music and come back stronger!” wrote another.

Lizzo released her first album in 2013 but didn’t experience widespread success until 2019 when her breakthrough single Truth Hurts topped charts globally.

Since then, she’s become a hugely successful pop star, with a string of chart hits and last year, a sellout Australian arena tour.

But in August last year Lizzo also faced an unexpected battle, for a star whose public persona is so focused on positivity: a string of allegations from former dancers on her tour, including claims of body shaming and sexual harassment.

Lizzo denied the allegations at the time, saying they were false and “unbelievable”.

“These last few days have been gut-wrenchingly difficult and overwhelmingly disappointing,” the singer said at the time.

She said the claims were “sensationalised stories” from former employees who had “publicly admitted they were told their behaviour was inappropriate and unprofessional”.

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