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Lizzo Quits Music But Comes Back Again. Are We Surprised?

By Orgesta Tolaj


4 April 2024

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She is officially back! But, at what cost? When news broke that Lizzo was quitting music, many fans were left wondering why. But just as quickly as she left, she made a triumphant return. Are we really surprised by her decision to step back from the spotlight, or is this just part of her creative process? Is there more to the story than just a simple publicity stunt?

Lizzo Previously Announced She Will Quit Music

Lizzo, the Grammy Award-winning singer and fashion entrepreneur, announced on Instagram that she was quitting due to online criticism she has been receiving. In the Instagram post, the singer wrote:

“I’m getting tired of putting up with being dragged by everyone in my life and on the internet. All I want is to make music, 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 quits music
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Lizzo’s Instagram post detailed the ridicule she has endured and concluded with her declaration of quitting in response to the online criticism she has faced. She 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.”

Representatives for Lizzo were unavailable for comment when contacted on Saturday.

The Internet Reacts

Lizzo received an outpouring of support on her Instagram post, with messages from celebrities like Queen Latifah, Eric André, and Hayden Williams. Actress Sophia Bush reminded Lizzo to prioritize her well-being, stating, “The internet isn’t real life. Protect you. We love you.”

Lizzo quits music
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Lizzo Quit Music. But.. She’s Back?

After a period of silence, Lizzo has clarified that she is not quitting any specific aspect of her career as a musician and public figure. Lizzo clarified that when she said “I quit,” she meant she was no longer giving negative energy attention. She emphasized that she will continue making music and connecting with people, which brings her joy and fulfillment.

Lizzo quits music
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Lizzo expressed solidarity with others who also experience negative thoughts, emphasizing that she is not alone in facing this challenge. Lizzo aims to inspire others to stand up against negativity, hoping to motivate at least one person to refuse to let negative influences win. She pledges to continue moving forward and being true to herself. The singer ended her post with:

“The love that I’ve received means more than you know.”

Did you think Lizzo was quitting music?

You might also want to read: Breaking the Silence: Lizzo Faces Harassment Lawsuit

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