jemgirl90 (jemgirl90) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Lizzo almost quit music after the song " Truth Hurts" did poorly in 2017

Lizzo Reveals She Was Depressed, Almost Quit Music After Dropping Breakout Hit ‘Truth Hurts’ 2 Years Ago

— People (@people) July 24, 2019

-Lizzo tells People magazine how she was depressed and almost quit music.

-Lizzo(born Melissa Jefferson) was born in Detroit and raised in Houston where she trained to be a classical flautist.

-She moved to Minneapolis in 2011 to pursue music and quickly became a local celebrity in the hip -hop community and even recorded with Prince before his death. She signed a major label deal with Atlantic records in 2016.

-Lizzo-" The day I released " Truth Hurts " in 2017, was probably one of the darkest days I've had in my career". I remember thinking" If I quit music now, nobody would notice. This is my best song ever, and nobody cares. I was like 'F**k it, I'm done'.

- Lizzo's family, publicist, and producer rallied around Lizzo at the time. " Just keep going because this is the darkest before the dawn".

-The song now sits at No.6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and garnered renewed attention in April when it appeared in the Netflix rom-com " Someone Great".

- Lizzo- " Who would have thunk"? What a moment in a movie can do for an artist is crazy. I had everything else, the hard work, the good music , touring- but then there's that extra special magic that nobody really knows what it is that can really change your life.

-Lizzo"Now the song that made me want to quit is the song that everyone's falling in love with me for, which is the testament to journeys. Your darkest day can turn into your brightest triumph.

-Despite success, Lizzo still deals with depression as she revealed on Instagram last month." I practice self love. I look into the mirror and tell myself I can do anything.

- Lizzo" Reaching out to people when your depressed is really hard. I use to shut myself away from my family and friends, so I've been working on communicating with the people who love me".

Ontd: What song did you discover from a film or tv show that ended up becoming one of your favorite's?


Tags: black celebrities, lgbtq film / media, music / musician

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