Beyonce Vocalizes Her ‘Love’ for Lizzo Amid Harassment Controversy

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Beyoncé let followers know she has no dangerous blood with Lizzo amid the latter’s sexual harassment scandal.

Beyoncé, 41, confirmed her help for her fellow singer, 35, throughout her efficiency of “Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)” on the Renaissance Tour in Atlanta on Monday, August 14. “I like you, Lizzo!” Beyoncé yelled in a clip shared by a fan.

Earlier this month, followers thought Beyoncé shaded Lizzo (actual title Melissa Jefferson) after the “Single Girls” performer dropped Lizzo’s title from the tune’s lyrics in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Whereas Lizzo’s title nonetheless appeared on the stage’s display together with different notable Black feminine entertainers listed within the observe — together with Kelly Rowland, Nina Simone and Lauryn Hill — Beyoncé raised eyebrows when she as an alternative repeated Erykah Badu’s final title 4 instances.

Beyonce’s mom, Tina Knowles, later took to Instagram to close down shade hypothesis. “She additionally didn’t say her personal sisters [Solange Knowles] title yal ought to actually cease,” Tina, 69, wrote on August 3.

Lizzo was accused of sexual harassment, non secular harassment, incapacity discrimination, making a hostile work atmosphere and extra in a lawsuit filed by former dancers Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams and Noelle Rodriguez on August 1. The lawsuit additionally listed claims towards Lizzo’s dance captain, Shirlene Quigley, and her tour firm, Large Grrrl Large Touring, Inc. (BGBT).

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In courtroom paperwork obtained by Us Weekly, the trio alleged that Quigley had “simulate[d] oral intercourse on a banana” in entrance of the dancers and made inappropriate feedback relating to Davis’ virginity. Moreover, David and Williams claimed they have been pressured to take part in a nude photograph shoot whereas competing on Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Large Grrrls out of concern of being eradicated.

The dancers additionally said they felt pressured to affix Lizzo for an outing in Amsterdam’s Pink Mild District whereas on tour. At a membership, issues allegedly acquired “out of hand” after “Lizzo started inviting forged members to take turns touching the nude performers, catching dildos launched from the performers’ vaginas, and consuming bananas protruding from the performers’ vaginas.”

Different allegations embrace not being paid for day off on tour after not being permitted to tackle different jobs, Davis being fired after filming a dance group assembly and Lizzo performing “aggressively” towards Rodriguez after the latter confronted the singer about Davis and William’s firings.

Lizzo referred to as the allegations “unbelievable” and “too outrageous to not be addressed” in an August 3 assertion. “These sensationalized tales are coming from former workers who’ve already publicly admitted that they have been instructed their habits on tour was inappropriate and unprofessional,” she continued. “As an artist, I’ve at all times been very captivated with what I do. I take my music and my performances critically as a result of on the finish of the day, I solely wish to put out the perfect artwork that represents me and my followers.”

She went on to state there’s nothing she takes extra critically “than the respect we deserve as girls on this planet,” including, “I do know what it feels wish to be physique shamed each day and would completely by no means criticize or terminate an worker due to their weight. I’m harm however I cannot let the great work I’ve carried out on this planet be overshadowed by this. I wish to thank everybody who has reached out in help to carry me up throughout this tough time.”

Within the days that adopted, lawyer Ron Zambrano instructed Us that extra of Lizzo’s former workers are anticipated to talk up and participate within the lawsuit.