The US musician Lizzo has announced her retirement from the music business. This is evident from a post on her Instagram account, which ends with the words: “I’m quitting.”

The reason given by the 35-year-old rapper, singer and flute player was, among other things, that she was tired of being pushed around in her life and on the Internet. “All I want is to make music, make people happy and help make the world a better place than when I found it,” she wrote. But she constantly has to defend herself against lies that are told about her. In addition, people make fun of her because of her appearance.

Lawsuit against Lizzo

However, the artist, whose real name is Melissa Jefferson, is facing allegations herself. Last summer, three dancers filed a lawsuit against Lizzo in court in Los Angeles. The working environment at Lizzo’s concerts was characterized by an “over-sexualized atmosphere” and there were incidents of discrimination and sexual harassment, they allege.

“I don’t normally respond to false allegations, but these are just as unbelievable as they sound and too outrageous not to respond,” Lizzo wrote on Instagram at the time. “These inflated stories come from former employees who have already publicly admitted that they were told their behavior was inappropriate and unprofessional.” Lizzo wrote that she takes nothing more seriously than respect for women. The allegations hurt her.