Beyonce, 41, seemingly put the Lizzo sexual harassment drama behind her throughout her Aug. 14 Renaissance live performance in Atlanta. Regardless of the continuing allegations towards the 35-year-old, the “Halo” songstress gave her a shoutout throughout her efficiency of “BREAK MY SOUL (THE QUEENS Remix).” Quickly after she belted out the names of girls in music, Beyonce made certain to reinstate Lizzo’s title to the tune. “Lizzo! I love you Lizzo!”, the 41-year-old shouted into the mic whereas on stage.
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Through the efficiency, Bey rocked a silver bedazzled corset with matching silver thigh-high boots. Different musicians that Queen B shouted out included Nicki Minaj, Lauryn Hill, Nina Simone, Erykah Badu, and others. Her shoutout for the “Truth Hurts” hitmaker comes on the heels of Beyonce opting to not say Lizzo’s title in current weeks, per CNN. The mother-of-three stopped saying Lizzo’s title in gentle of the current allegations, nonetheless, that appears to be a selection of the previous.
Quickly after a video of Beyonce’s shoutout landed on social media, lots of her followers took to the feedback to react. “Beyoncé what are you doing,” one admirer tweeted, whereas one other quipped, “She said what she said.” In the meantime, a separate fan took to X (previously Twitter) to say that Beyonce didn’t say something about Lizzo. “this is AI, I was there she never said this,” they penned. One other fan seemingly agreed and didn’t consider the video. “damn ai getting real good these days,” they tweeted.
The now-viral live performance second comes simply two weeks after a number of of Lizzo’s former dancers got here ahead with sexual harassment accusations towards her, as reported by NBC Information. As well as, they’ve accused her of “creating a hostile work environment,” and allegedly pressuring one in every of them to “touch a nude performer” in Amsterdam. Lizzo, who is thought for her physique positivity advocacy, has additionally been accused of “calling attention” to one of many dancer’s weight acquire.
Quickly after the allegations got here to gentle, the Detroit native took to Instagram to disclaim the allegations towards her. “These last few days have been gut wrenchingly difficult and overwhelming and disappointing,” she wrote on Aug. 3. “My work ethic, morals and respectfulness have been questioned. My character has been criticized. Usually I choose not to respond to false allegations, but these are as unbelievable as they sound and too outrageous not to be addressed.”
Lizzo went on to name the allegations “sensationalized stories” and famous her intentions. “These sensationalized stories are coming from former employees who have already publicly admitted that they were told their behavior on tour was inappropriate and unprofessional. As an artist I have always been very passionate about what I do,” she continued. “I take my music and my performances seriously because at the end of the day I only want to put out the best art that represents me and my fans. With passion comes hard work and high standards.”
Though the musician expressed that she doesn’t need be checked out as a “victim” she went on to conclude her prolonged observe about how “hurt” she is. “Sometimes I have to make hard decisions, but it’s never my intention to make anyone feel uncomfortable or like they aren’t valued as an important part of the team. I am not here to be looked at as a victim, but I also know that I am not the villain that people and the media have portrayed me to be these last few days,” Lizzo went on.
The rest of the assertion learn: “I am very open with my sexuality and expressing myself, but I cannot accept or allow people to use that openness to make me out to be something I am not. There is nothing I take more seriously than the respect we deserve as women in the world. I know what it feels like to be body shamed on a daily basis and would absolutely never criticize or terminate an employee because of their weight. I’m hurt, but I will not let the good work I’ve done in the world be overshadowed by this. I want to thank everyone who has reached out in support to lift me up during this time.”