Interview with former dancers suing Lizzo

“I was mortified”: Former dancers suing Lizzo describe moments with the singer


Lizzo clarified on Tuesday that she was not giving up on music, days after the singer worried fans with a cryptic message she posted on Instagram.

The singer said her initial Friday “I QUIT” statement was not about the music industry, but about how she wants to stop “giving attention to any negative energy.”

“What I won’t give up is the joy of my life, which is making music, which is connecting with people,” she said in a video on Tuesday. “Because I know I'm not alone. By no means am I the only person who is experiencing that negative voice that seems to be louder than the positive one.”

The Grammy-winning singer has dealt with body-shaming comments throughout her career and has also faced accusations of workplace harassment.

Last year, some of Lizzo's former dancers accused her of sexual harassment and racial discrimination in a lawsuit. In another process, a alleged former employee that the artist tolerated a hostile work environment in which employees were subjected to harassment, discrimination and intimidation.

Lizzo appeared to be responding to the accusations and body shaming in her post on Friday.

“All I want is to make music and make people happy and help the world be a little better than I found it,” she wrote. “But I'm starting to feel like the world doesn't want me in it. I am constantly facing lies that are told about me because of influence and views… being made fun of every time because of my appearance… my character being criticized by people who don't know me and disrespecting my name.

Several celebrities posted messages of support following his statement on Friday, including Sophia Bush and Paris Hilton.

“The internet is not real life,” Bush wrote. “Protect you. We love you.”

In Tuesday's video, Lizzo thanked her fans for their support and said she would move forward.

“I’m going to continue being myself,” she said.