Lizzo says she’s tired of ‘being dragged’ by online critics: ‘I quit’


Lizzo, an American rapper and singer, sent shockwaves across the music industry with a shocking statement. After performing at Biden’s re-election fundraiser, the musician posted an ‘I Quit’ letter on her Instagram account. The 35-year-old cited bullying and lies as the primary reason for her decision. It’s unclear if she wanted to stop creating music or leave social media sites.

She wrote, “I’m getting tired of putting up with being dragged by everyone in my life and on the internet.” Following her recent performance at President Joe Biden’s event, the singer, who has been fighting an ongoing sexual harassment case after three of her former backup dancers accused her of “creating a hostile, abusive work environment,” came under criticism.

Lizzo further wrote, “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 and 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 shit,” she added, followed by “I QUIT” in bold letters.

The event, held at New York City’s City Hall, included former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, who spoke with Biden, as well as Stephen Colbert. Mindy Kaling, Queen Latifah, Ben Platt, Cynthia Erivo, and Lea Michelle were among the other performers at the event.