Lizzo has quit Twitter after receiving a barrage of online abuse.
The pop sensation took to the site to vocalise her issue with the online cruelty that sadly comes hand in hand a lotta the time for people in the spotlight.
She wrote: “Yeah I can’t do this Twitter shit no more.. too many trolls… I’ll be back when I feel like it.”
Lizzo then moved to Instagram to send a more positive message, saying it was over for you ‘troll bitches.’
It’s not the first time she’s opened up about bullying. She said in a 2019 interview: “I had an insecurity about what a star looks like, or what a front-person looks like. I felt like I was inadequate; I felt like I wasn’t enough; I felt like people didn’t want to look at me and listen to what I had to say.”
“I was the worst communicator, emotionally, when I was younger,” she explains. “I would stop talking to my family; I would stop talking to my friends. I would go deeper and deeper into that dark place, and the deeper I went, the harder it was to reach out of it.”
Lizzo previously aired her grievances on social media, writing on Instagram once: “I’m depressed and there’s no one I can talk to because there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Life hurts.”
Her fans quickly flooded the comments with messages of love and support, letting her know she wasn’t alone. The next day, she returned: “I learned in the last 24 hours that being emotionally honest can save your life. Reaching out may be hard, but as soon as I did it, I was immediately covered in love.”
“My songs feel happy, but they come from a sad or frustrated place,” she said last year. “My songs are always the silver lining or the ‘somewhere over the rainbow’ moments.”
“Those songs are actual anecdotes, like real stories about real moments in time. ‘Pull this car over, babe’—that is something that happened to me. ‘New man on the Minnesota Vikings’—that happened to me. ‘Old me used to love a Gemini’—that happened!”