Lizzo Clarifies Her Viral 'I Quit' Announcement

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The 35-year-old singer explained her cryptic social media message from last week.

Lizzo is clarifying her cryptic "I quit" comments from last week. 

On Tuesday, the 35-year-old singer shared a video on Instagram explaining what she meant by her previous social media message, in which she declared "I quit," but did not specify what she was quitting. 

"I want to make this video because I just need to clarify. When I say, 'I quit,' I mean I quit giving any negative energy attention," she began. "What I'm not going to quit is the joy in my life, which is making music, which is connecting to people, 'cause I know I'm not alone."

"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 Yitty founder continued. "If I could just give one person the inspiration or motivation to stand up for themselves and say they quit letting negative people win, negative comments win, then I've done even more than I could've hoped for."

She concluded: "With that being said, I'm gonna keep moving forward. I'm gonna keep being me. Once again, I just want to say thank you. The love that I've received means more than you know."

Lizzo's video message comes four days after she posted a lengthy note on Instagram, saying she was "tired of putting up with being dragged by everyone in my life and on the internet."

She wrote in part, "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."

Lizzo added: "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."

She ended the message, writing, "I didn't sign up for this s**t-- I QUIT."

Minutes after clarifying her comments on Tuesday, Lizzo shared another video of her Yitty swimwear haul, captioning it, "This brings me joy so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it. ❤️🐬❤️ @yitty."

In the video, Lizzo modeled a white one-piece swimsuit from what appeared to be her bedroom. She also showed off the swimsuit in various other colors before changing into more.

In addition to celebrating the launch of her new Yitty swimwear collection, Lizzo has also been teasing new music. 

On March 17, Lizzo told her Instagram followers that she's been "writing some of the best music" and she's "so excited" for fans to hear it. 

"I'm almost ready to be a normal human again… to be outside.. to love and trust people.. to try and make new friends… to go on live 👀… to sing and talk about my pain and joy… just give me a lil more time," she wrote. "Thank u for the patience and to the ones who unfollowed thank u too cus now I know where we stand. R___ L___ R___ L___ ❤️💔❤️."

Lizzo is currently embattled in a harassment lawsuit filed against her by her former dancers. Lizzo has denied the accusations, and in September 2023, Lizzo asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed by three of her former dancers.

In February 2024, a judge tossed a host of allegations made by the plaintiffs, but he did not grant Lizzo's request to entirely dismiss the lawsuit. The now-condensed lawsuit will move forward and Lizzo has requested a jury trial.