Lizzo is not quitting the music industry.

Lizzo recently claimed that she had had enough of being in the music industry

Lizzo recently claimed that she had had enough of being in the music industry

The 35-year-old star threatened last week that she would be stepping down from her career altogether after claiming she was "tired of being dragged by everyone in [her] life" but on Tuesday (02.04.24), she retracted her statement and insisted she meant that she wanted to stop giving anything "negative" her attention.

Speaking in the new video, she said: "When I say ‘I quit,’ I mean, I quit giving any negative energy attention. What I’m not gonna quit, is the joy of my life, which is making music…which is connecting to people. Cause I know I’m not alone. In no way, shape, or form am I the only person who is experiencing that negative voice that seems to be louder than the positive.

"If I can just give one person the inspiration or motivation to stand up for themselves and say they quit letting negative people win, negative comments win, then I’ve done even more than I could have hoped for. With that being said, I’m going to keep moving forward…keep being me."

The 'About Damn Time' hitmaker - whose real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson - had initially claimed that she was struggling with negative opinions of her work on the internet and only wants to make others "happy" with her music but "hadn't signed up" for such backlash so was going to leave fame behind altogether.

She said: "I’m getting tired of putting up with being dragged by everyone in my life and on the internet. 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 didn't sign up for this s***, I quit!"