Celebrities support Lizzo after emotional 'I quit' post

Celebrities support Lizzo after emotional 'I quit' post

Lizzo is "tired of being dragged" by everyone... 

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Lizzo/ Instagram (@lizzobeeating)

'Truth Hurts' hitmaker Lizzo has hinted that she could be quitting music, but her fans and friends are begging her not to.

Lizzo, whose real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson, shared a heartbreaking post on her official Instagram page a few days ago. 

"I’m getting tired of putting up with being dragged by everyone in my life and on the internet," she told her 12-million followers. 

The 35-year-old added that she didn't sign up for the drama. 

"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 her post: "I QUIT."

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Lizzo made headlines in 2023 when three former dancers accused her of fat-shaming, sexual harassment, and operating a toxic workplace.

One of the dancers alleged that the singer forced them to touch nude performers who were engaging in a live sex show during a visit to Amsterdam’s Red Light District.

Lizzo denied the claims, saying she is not the villain that people have portrayed her to be. 

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Several stars have pleaded with Lizzo not to quit. 

"Girl don’t let them win… stay off the internet.. hug up yo man… keep working..." talk show host and comedian Loni Love said. 

Queen Latifah commented: "F that do you."

Paris Hilton and actress Holly Peet also showed Lizzo some love.

"Get you a Beyoncé shut off switch, Sis! Find tools and practices to shut out the noise -it’s possible! All great artists need one especially in this day and age where everyone’s opinions are platformed and amplified. Do not quit!!"

Paris wrote: "We love you, Queen"

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Lizzo did not comment on the topic any further. She instead appears to be focusing on her business ventures, including her shapewear line, Yitty. 

She shared a picture of the brand's latest campaign on Monday. 

"That’s right stay in your bag and don’t care if they mad…" Loni Love commented. 

Another user wrote: "So glad she’s ok, that last post scared me. Whatever she needs to take a break from, she’s allowed to do that. As long as she knows she belongs on this earth as a valuable and valued human being then we’re going to be ok."

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Meanwhile, a lawyer representing the dancers suing Lizzo slammed her post, saying she is "desperately trying to play the victim". 

"It's a joke that Lizzo would say she is being bullied by the internet when she should instead be taking an honest look at herself. Her latest post is just another outburst seeking attention and trying to deflect from her own failings as she continues to blame everyone else for the predicament she is in," Ron Zambrano told Entertainment Weekly.


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