During her Aug. 14 concert in Atlanta, Beyoncé gave a special shoutout to the “About Damn Time” performer while performing her single, “Break My Soul (The Queens Remix).” As she ran down the list of iconic singers mentioned in her song, as seen in videos shared to social media, the “Formation” singer made sure to mention Lizzo’s name, adding, “I love you, Lizzo!”
Queen Bey’s latest shoutout comes two weeks after social media users pointed out that she did not mention Lizzo’s name during an Aug. 1 concert in Massachusetts, leading some to speculate that the omit was connected to the singer’s recent legal woes.
However, Beyoncé’s mom Tina Knowles quickly slammed the notion and Lizzo’s name was, in fact, mentioned during her Aug. 7 show in in Maryland.
In early August, three of Lizzo’s former dancers filed a lawsuit accusing her of creating a “hostile, abusive work environment.”
In a complaint filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by E! News on Aug. 1, Crystal Williams, Arianna Davis and Noelle Rodriguez alleged they were subjected to a wide range of mistreatment while working with the “Cuz I Love You” singer, including sexual harassment, weight-shaming and disability discrimination.
Two days after the lawsuit was filed, Lizzo shared a statement denying the “outrageous” claims.
In other news – Actress Shelley Smith has died
Shelley Smith, an actress and former model has died aged 70 after suffering from a cardiac arrest. Taking to Facebook, her husband Michael Maguire revealed her passing as well as her cause of death.
“My dear, sweet angel [Shelley] Smith passed peacefully yesterday at 2:20 p.m.,” he wrote in the caption. “Her children, Nicky and Miranda Nathan and I were at her side and holding her hand and kissing her head and singing to her and telling her how much we loved her.” Read More