Accused of harassment, singer Lizzo announces “resigning”

Faced for several months with accusations of harassment from former dancers, Lizzo declared in an Instagram publication that she was “resigning” because of the “lies” told about her.


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Singer Lizzo at a music festival in New York in 2023. (ANGELA WEISS / AFP)

“I’m tired of having to put up with being dragged through the mud by everyone in my life and on the internet,” African-American artist Lizzo wrote on Instagram on Friday, referring to the accusations of harassment to which she is subject.

“I didn’t sign up for this bullshit – I’m resigning,” she wrote in her message, which does not specify what she plans to “resign” from exactly, music industry, social networks or otherwise.

Aged 35, singer Lizzo, much appreciated by her audience for her fight against fatphobia and her speeches on self-esteem, faces a complaint filed last year by former dancers. They all accuse him of “harassment” and of “discrimination”.

The artist was present Thursday at a fundraising evening for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign in New York. A lawyer representing the dancers criticized the Democratic Party for this choice, according to comments reported by the media NewsNation.

Various supports

“All I want to do is make music and make people happy,” Lizzo also wrote on her Instagram account. “But I’m starting to believe the world doesn’t want me.” “I am constantly confronted with lies about myself”, and mocked “for my appearance”, she added. “My personality is dissected by people who don’t know me and insult my name.”

American celebrity Paris Hilton commented on the publication of a: “We love you Queen”, “We love you Queen” in French. Many people expressed their support in response to the post.

Earlier this month, Lizzo wrote in another Instagram post that she was writing among her “best music tracks”, And “be in a hurry” to make them heard. “I’m almost ready to be a normal person again…to be outside…to love and trust people,” she added.

The singer with the powerful voice, born in Detroit and raised in Houston, became known in 2019 thanks to her soul and rap songs. Last year she won the award for best recording of the year at the Grammy Awards, the equivalent of the Oscars for the American music industry, thanks to her title About Damn Time.

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