Lizzo says 'I quit' in Instagram post amid ongoing legal troubles: 'I'm constantly up against lies'

"I'm getting tired of putting up with being dragged by everyone in my life and on the internet," said the singer, who is being sued by three former dancers for alleged harassment and creating a "hostile work environment."

Lizzo is apparently not feeling good as hell.

The Grammy winner shared a frustrated Instagram post on Friday afternoon, venting about "lies being told about me for clout and views" and concluding with a cryptic announcement: "I quit."

"I'm getting tired of putting up with being dragged by everyone in my life and on the internet," Lizzo wrote in her post. "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," she continued. "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---. I quit."

<p>Lizzo/ Instagram</p>

Lizzo/ Instagram

The vague announcement came with little warning, though Lizzo did admit she was contemplating quitting music last June after being on the receiving end of a stream of body-shaming remarks. It remains unclear if Lizzo is merely taking a step back from social media or her career amid ongoing legal troubles or whether she intends to leave the music industry altogether. Her representatives did not immediately respond to EW's request for clarification.

Lizzo first broke through with her third studio album, Cuz I Love You, which spawned hit singles, "Juice," "Tempo," and "Truth Hurts," which was included on a deluxe version of the album. That album won her three Grammy awards. Her next album 2022's Special won the Grammy for Record of the Year.

But in recent months, Lizzo has been mired in controversy, after three of her former back-up dancers filed a lawsuit suing the artist, her production company, and her dance captain for alleged sexual harassment, weight-shaming, racial discrimination, and creating a "hostile work environment."

Bryan Bedder/Getty Lizzo
Bryan Bedder/Getty Lizzo

Lizzo responded to the suit, saying, "I am not here to be looked at as a victim, but I also know that I am not the villain...There is nothing I take more seriously than the respect we deserve as women in the world. I know what it feels like to be body-shamed on a daily basis and would absolutely never criticize or terminate an employee because of their weight. I'm hurt but I will not let the good work I've done in the world be overshadowed by this."

The former backup dancers behind the suit called Lizzo's response "disheartening."

Last September, Lizzo accepted a humanitarian award from the Black Music Action Coalition while her current dance troupe stood behind her in solidarity.

In February, a Los Angeles based judge rejected Lizzo's request to drop the case, though some allegations were dismissed, including one dancer's claims of being fat-shamed. Lizzo appeared on the Grammys recently, but she has not announced any plans to release new music.

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