Lizzo is disappearing from Twitter for the new year after “too many trolls” pushed the singer to her limit.
The effervescent music star made the announcement on Sunday that she would be taking a break from the social media platform while she recomposes herself and waits for the onslaught of attacks from Internet warriors to die down.
"Yeah I can't do this Twitter s--- no more.. too many trolls... I'll be back when I feel like it," the “Truth Hurts” songstress, 31, told her followers.
Lizzo’s post came less than two weeks after she was named Entertainer of the Year by Time magazine for her monster 2019, including a whopping eight Grammy nominations for her work. Additionally, Lizzo also had a role in the film “Hustlers," opposite Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu and Cardi B, and she voiced a character in the animated picture “UglyDolls."
While it’s unclear what instigated her relinquishing her Twitter presence, Lizzo has constantly had to defend herself against nasty criticism lobbed in her direction for her lively and vibrant persona, with body positivity at the forefront of her overall message.
She would respond three days later, tweeting: “I’m popular because I write good songs and I’m talented and perform high energy hour and a half shows filled with love. The only person who needs to do better is you.”
She concluded: “Keep my name out ya mouth & look in the mirror before you come for me. Here’s the attention you ordered.”
Lizzo was also lambasted on social media in early December 2019 after she was seen twerking in a thong while sitting courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers game.
She later addressed her actions in an Instagram live session.
“The Laker Girls came out and they started dancing to ‘Juice’ and I just got so excited. And I wanted to show them how much I appreciate and support and love that they wanted to do that for me,” Lizzo explained. “So, I stood up and danced.”
Lizzo has not yet taken a break from Instagram.