August 02, 2023

Celebrity

WATCH: Beyoncé skips Lizzo's name in performance amid sexual assault suit

Beyoncé did not take Lizzo's name as the singer is currently embroiled in a lawsuit

By Betty Cruise August 02, 2023
Beyoncé purposely skipper Lizzos name while performing her song Break My Soul
Beyoncé purposely skipper Lizzo's name while performing her song Break My Soul 

Beyoncé appeared to have skipped over Lizzo’s name while performing a remix version of her hit song Break My Soul at her Boston, Massachusetts show as part of her Renaissance World Tour.

Hours after allegations of sexual harassment against Lizzo emerged, Queen Bee skipped over her name in her song which named notable boundary-pushing Black female artists.

The lyric in question was: "Betty Davis, Solange Knowles / [Erykah Badu], Lizzo, Kelly Rowl' (You know you can do it)".

However, concert footage, that made rounds on Twitter, showed that the singer purposefully replaced Lizzo's name with repetitions of Badu.

This development comes after Lizzo faces a legal battle following allegations levied by three of her former backup dancers claiming that she made terrible comments about their weight as well as pushing one to touch a nude performer at a club.

The former dancers in question are named in the suits as Arianna Davis, Crystal Williams, and Noelle Rodriguez.

Pertinent to mention is that Williams and Davis, were also part of the reality show Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, which delved into the About Damn Time hitmaker’s journey to finding backup dancers.

While Lizzo has emerged as a major icon in the body positivity movement, the ex-backup dancers' lawyer Ron Zambrano quashed the singer's image.

Speaking to NBC News she said: "The stunning nature of how Lizzo and her management team treated their performers seems to go against everything Lizzo stands for publicly.

"While privately she weight-shames her dancers and demeans them in ways that are not only illegal but absolutely demoralizing."

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